Today, I was asked by a foreign reporter about several politicians changing camp (party). The new kid on the block, Parti Cinta Malaysia, has netted two new members.
An independent Sarawak assemblyman Gabriel Adit and ex-Gerakan veep Huan Cheng Guan have joined the newly formed party.
Coincidentally, Parti Cinta Malaysia was formed in Seberang Perai. Huan is a close aide of a controversial Sarawak politician who is said to be the main backer of PCM.
Huan said Gerakan has become irrelevant in Penang. He chided Koh Tsu Koon for failing to retain the Batu Kawan parliamentary seat. Huan lost the Bukit Tambun state seat quite badly too to a PKR unknown too. Another pot calling a kettle black?
Maybe, the "eat, drink and be merry" Huan is good for a peace loving party like PCM.
Malaysia has really gone way ahead in the transfer market for political parties. The democratically elected government in Perak was a victim of the transfer market.
Later, Selangor was hit with the same fever.
If you cannot become an international footballer, why not consider being a politician. Some transfers in Malaysia were reportedly worth millions.
The best thing about politicians is you can continue to play the game even after the age of 80 years old. Some veteran players above the age of 80 are still active, kicking and politicking.
Apart from the speculation part, I told the reporter that PCM is not even worth to discuss. Politically, it does not even have an agenda. My prediction is it will lean towards the BN or whichever winning coalition.