Now it is in the open...the relationship between the three parties in
Pakatan Rakyat (PR) is not as good as it is made to be and believe. Except
for the top leadership of the parties that project the ‘so-called
closeness’, the undercurrent is far from what is shown in public.
Penang deputy Chief Minister Mansor Othman’s comments about his boss Lim
Guan Eng that was leaked in the minutes of his meeting showed a clear
‘antagonistic’ attitude towards Guan Eng.
Not just the words ‘arrogant and to’kong’, more so the internal bickering
on their working relationship was revealed indirectly – they just cannot
work together on seat allocations what more to rule on consensus as the
leadership have projected.
Guan Eng’s antics are no longer a secret, dictatorial with a slant in
racism – Malays and Indians do not seem to exist in his administration of
Mansor and other Malay leaders in state PKR as well as PAS should by now
decide whether to continue playing second fiddles on tools to dominant DAP
or leave the party and join Barisan Nasional (BN).
There is still time for them to reflect on their past and chart a new path
for the future – that is if all of them think the Malays and Indians in the
state should be treated equally economically and politically.
There is nothing wrong in admitting one’s mistakes and return to the right
path because every human make mistakes and returning to the right path is
considered as brave and honest.
Right now, Mansor and other Malay leaders including PAS leaders in the
state are mere followers to a seemingly dictatorial administration where
they cannot even open ntheir mouths to proetc or promote the Malays or the
It is no wonder that Guan Eng is so powerful and the Chinese voters in
Penang love him as whatever he said is taken as orders – no two ways about
Mansor and PAS leaders in the state cannot depend on de factor Chief Anwar
Ibrahim to defend them because that man is busy planning his own future to
be the Prime Minister, no matter what it takes – even selling his loyal
friends like Mansor and PAS leaders in the state.
Anwar just wanted the support for him to be number one in the country and
he could not care less about the rest.
Given such situation, Mansor and the Malay leaders in PKR and PAS leaders
in the state should think for themselves and the future of their struggle
for the Malays and Islam.