Friday, January 31, 2014

Are We Too Stupid To Think?

- in our opinions, this time around, Rafizi's reasons and excuses really does not hold water at all.
- DS Anwar Ibrahim is the "Ketua Umum" of Pakatan and PKR and the MB and his team is behind him. He is also the economic adviser for the state, therefore he has more than enough clout and influence to "protect" the state from UMNO - no matter who the head of UMNO is
- YB Rafizi, I think you can do better than these reasons

PKR is putting Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in Kajang to defend Selangor from being taken over by Umno if the ruling party unseats party president Datuk Seri Najib Razak, party strategist Rafizi Ramli (pic) said today.

He said it was an open secret that moves to remove Najib has begun and once it was done, Umno will unleash every “unscrupulous attack and schemes” to take the state back “by hook or by crook”.

“As a party strategist, I cannot rule out the possibility that once Najib is removed and Umno falls to the ultras led by the Mahathir Mohamad faction,” he said today in a statement while apologising to the public especially the voters of Kajang for the by-election.

PKR and allies DAP and PAS won Selangor for the second term in Election 2013 with 44 state seats, six more than in the 2008 polls, battering Selangor Umno which only picked up 12 seats despite being led by Najib.

Rafizi said the by-election would certainly consume public money and public space at a time when the people have to go through economic hardship.

He said Umno’s cards were all too obvious in the latest round of racial and religious controversies stirred up in Selangor in the last few months.

Rafizi said this did not mean there might be a change of stewardship in Selangor, which was currently helmed by popular Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, but it would give them the option to "optimise" its leadership potential if Umno caused more problems.

“Option is key. Having the option means having the flexibility of manoeuvres that can easily frustrate Umno’s game in Selangor, especially with regards to racial and religious controversies."

He acknowledged that under Khalid's stewardship, Selangor, Malaysia's richest and most industrialised state, had shown "sterling" performance in the last six years and set a "gold standard" in integrity and prudence in managing public funds.

But, Rafizi said, there were problems and challenges that required intervention.

These included traffic woes, affordable public housing and water resources.

"Selangor has to be doubly better than what it is today if it were to become a showcase for Pakatan in its quest for Putrajaya.

Following the resignation of Lee Chin Cheh from the seat, PKR named Anwar as the candidate, fuelling speculation that it was a move to pave the way for him to become the next menteri besar and to put a stop to the ongoing feud between his loyalist Azmin Ali and Khalid.

However, Anwar fended off suggestions that his candidacy was to pave the way for him to take over from Khalid, insisting that he was running as a state assembly member in order to help strengthen Pakatan's running of the state and to build momentum for the coalition's ambitions to take over federal power.

"This decision is for me to help improve the already stellar performance of the state administration under Khalid.

"It is to make Selangor a base from which to launch our campaign to take over Putrajaya," Anwar said yesterday.

He also fended off criticism that the party was using the by-election to resolve what was really an internal party crisis.

"We have to explain to the people the rationale of this by-election. It is to give space to a candidate that can help boost the state's administration. I will assist the state government in whatever way I can."

Khalid's feud with his party over how he runs the state became an open secret months after he was sworn in for a second term after the 13th general election.

During the state's budget session last October, Khalid clashed with Selangor PKR over a hike in the salaries of elected representatives, state executive councillors, the state assembly speaker and menteri besar.

Azmin, who is Bukit Antarabangsa assemblyman, and Anwar, opposed the salary hikes, some of which were increased by up to 300%.

Khalid was also criticised for the amount of funds set aside for development in the state budget which were said to be less than expected compared with the amount allocated for the operating expenditure.

A few weeks ago, things came to a head again between Khalid and Azmin over Azmin's termination as a director on the board of state property developer PKNS.

Azmin blamed Khalid for dropping him as a board member but Khalid claimed it was the corporation’s decision.

An investigation is currently under way to get to the bottom of the issue.


Anonymous said...

there will always be some disgruntled umnos and malays of najibs leadership...but they always standby their leaders. all these scheming ang plotting is only back during anwars time in umno. so apa yg u meroyan ni rapussy...go lick ur boss ass please n leave umno out of this.takut kalah? go look for the 40k bangla for their help...please do.

Anonymous said...

The insight of the Kajang by-election is all about Anwar's captivation not Pakatan Rakyat 'collision'. Rafizi is just a Tonto to the Lone Ranger, Brother Anwar Bin Ibrahim. They would be a fistfight between them in heaven or in hell in a matter of time.

This man Anwar, has no feel bones of tedium. He is determined to his advent of the Prime Ministership due for no delay. The post of Menteri Besar of Selangor would be his stepping stone for make ends meet regardless of being toady. The only description that we can think of him is politically a very sick man indeed. 

He was blackballed from his sordid past yet his supporters are as blind as the bats praising him as suspiciously as the demigod. 

Don't they see it? He is not fighting for a cause. He is a dead lover from a contagious laughing stock. It is obvious, he is fighting for himself and make belief that his stance merely as the pop-prophet. He thought himself as a paladin but actually a demagogue with shenanigan in nature. Yet, the deaf and laudable louder are damned blind to see it!

A party with no set of fundamental sources of party doctrines is PKR. PKR is synonym for Anwar. Repeatedly, it is all about Anwar and his closed cohorts since the day it was established. The premises of revenge, avenge and hatred by leadership is principally a summarization of PKR. Ini pati Gila Beb! deemed for mental masturbation.