Thursday, March 18, 2010


The recent wave of Pakatan rakyat Member of Parliament’s abandoning ship have caused the opposition coalition to experience a ‘tsunami’ of their own although a smaller one then what the Barisan Nasional experienced in 2008. There have been many accusations and counter accusations that it is the Barisan Nasional who is responsible for such actions. I can’t help but consider that the federal government after the results of the last general election and new energetic leadership have become more sensitive and people orientated when it comes to hearing the voice of the people, Barisan Nasional the coalition are listening and responding, Barisan Nasional has changed, Barisan Nasional is changing, Barisan Nasional will continue to change to become better leaders because that is the message from the very top of the country’s leadership and his vision for creating a better tomorrow.

It can’t be denied that the losses suffered two years ago were coming to Barisan Nasional. One major reason this happen was Barisan Nasional thought everything is satisfactory and denied the fact that the people were becoming disappointed, the wakeup call worked and the denial syndrome that drowned out reason was rectified.

Ironically barely 2 years into their administration it seems that the Pakatan Rakyat has been severely infected by their own denial syndrome. It seems everyone that leaves Pakatan Rakyat is a bad apple and everyone that leaves the Barisan Nasional are doyens of truth and justice. There is no legitimate rhyme or reason they left, none of reasons or dissatisfactions expressed by the leaders who left have any merit. Hence according to the Pakatan Rakyat it’s the Barisan Nasional government who are solely responsible for such actions. However there are certain contradictions in this argument.

For one all those who left have stated categorically the reasons and most of their reasons seem to be lack of faith in the leaders and also a loss of direction and mission of the party they left. Are all those who left bereft of scrupulous, morals and principles? Tough to comprehend because it seems anyone who disagrees with the Pakatan Rakyat situation and leadership stance and wants change is bad, maybe the Pakatan Rakyat’s idea of change is only when it benefits them.

Funnily when Dato’ Zaid Ibrahim left the government to join the Pakatan Rakyat they didn’t seem to have problems accepting him. The venerable lawyer has also gone on record as saying the Prime Minister is behind these defections because he is “crazy” to reach the 2/3 majority in the Dewan Rakyat.

First of all the majority of parliamentarians who left the Pakatan Rakyat have not said they are joining any party in the Barisan Nasional coalition. In fact many of them haven’t even stated they will be Barisan Nasional friendly.

Choosing to leave Pakatan Rakyat doesn’t automatically mean they chose Barisan Nasional, it could just mean they have lost faith in the Pakatan Rakyat and its struggles. He seems to have conveniently forgotten that his own paramount leader had expressed publicly his intention and goal of overtaking the federal government in the 16th of September fiasco.

And is this not power craziness at its peak and hypocrisy at its worst?

The state of denial by the top echelon of the Pakatan Rakyat leadership in regards to the direction, policy and performance of the opposition coalition is reaching an alarming rate and not surprisingly the number of defections and is bound to get worse because of their attitude that everyone is wrong except those who conform and accept their practices no matter how dubious and fragmented from their original mission. The slumber of denial for those in power can be very intoxicating; however the citizens are awake and watching. They have given the Pakatan Rakyat 1Chance, but personally 1Malaysia seems impossible for a coalition that can’t even keep its own party Member of Parliament’s from leaving in disgust and contempt.