Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Pakatan Needs to Change its Stripes Too

I read with a yawn that Pakatan Rakyat will hold a public rally this evening in Petaling Jaya to show that the loose coalition formed after the last general election remains intact.

Senior party leaders including Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Lim Kit Siang, Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat and Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang will address the rally which organisers are hoping will draw about 100,000 people.

It is best for the coalition to realize quickly that soon they will have to deliver on governance too. Apart from the constant political bashing of BN, it is important for the coalition to deliver on its promises.

Where is the shadow cabinet promised by Anwar? Apart from some veteran parliamentarians who have been consistently doing a good job, a number of PR members of parliament are persona non grata. Some have even consistently showed their defiant and extreme views on religious and race issues.

The recent public spat over the national unity government issue is a good indication of the coalition's political divergence. If the coalition cannot even agree on its platform of governance and on what kind of changes expected by the people, its political agenda will become a hard sell.

Moving forward, the coalition needs to minimize on the distortions and noises. It should prove its prowess in policy making, governance and management. There is still a lack of general direction in some of the PR run states.

Hence, apart from the political bashing ceramahs it would do us good if the leaders can focus on national policies and governance too.

We are already seeking foreign help to promote our tourism, to review our education policy etc. What next? Should we get foreigners help to run the country next?


nckeat88 said...

No need to ask foreigner help, just change Anwar with Zaid, than everything will be in place and there will be no issues for the BN to play.

giam2020 said...

Pakatan should realise by now that
governing is not any easy task.So
they should talk and politic less
and get down to doing more work
to be rewarded the next time.The
raykat sent you to power and can
also remove you if you do not
perform to expectation.Get going
before it is too late.

Anonymous said...

Can we outsource our PMship and Home Ministership to Bangalore? The they can just talk to us by video conferencing. There is an old Chinese saying: "The further the emperor stays away, the better." Politicians always mess things up for the people. It is the same everywhere, and it is just the degree of messing up.

This is Hadi Awang of PAS said...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 1 — Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang today rejected the government’s plan to drop the 30 per cent Bumiputera equity requirement for Malaysian firms seeking public listing.