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?