Wee Choo Keong has finally quit PKR. And I am sure that many in PKR are also unhappy with the leadership. Internal tension has also been an evident in Pakatan Rakyat. With this latest resignation in PKR, I foresee that Anwar is in trouble and Pakatan Rakyat may break up.
I have always been critical of UMNO and BN as well as DAP and PAS. I am not pro to any of those party. Like many Malaysians, I belong to the ‘third force’ – we say things as it is!
So now I’m going to say it - I dislike Anwar Ibrahim. To me Anwar is not up to the task. He is only good at making empty promises. Who could forget his promise to take over Putrajaya on 16 Sept 2008. He is full of personal agendas that doesn’t make him a capable leader to lead a solid opposition coalition. He is busy ‘selling’ his good image overseas that he forgets the real works of delivering the pledges he made during his election campaign. He also lacks the capacity to lead his loose coalition.
Personally, I would like to see a strong opposition coalition, a stable Pakatan Rakyat (minus the PKR). 8 March 2008 was the best ‘gift’ from them to BN who has ruled the country for over 50 years. It was a long-overdue wake-up call to the mighty politicians in BN. It was only then that BN begun its much-needed purge to raise the quality of its politicians and learned how to be more humble and communicate better with the people.
So I really hope for DAP to work out in Penang and PAS to work out in Kelantan and together (again, minus PKR) form a united front that can ensure BN upholds its ‘people first, performance now’ promise.
How I wish Lim Guan Eng, Lim Kit Siang and Karpal Singh could agree with me that Anwar has got limited skills to raise Pakatan Rakyat to the top. How I wish Hadi Awang and Nik Aziz could agree with me that if they keep Anwar, their journey to Putrajaya is going to be really tough. How I wish they could agree with me that apart from his great drive to be the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Anwar is lack of visions and priorities for the future of the nation.
However with PM Najib’s sterling performance as a leader since he took office over a year ago – it will not be an easy journey now for Pakatan Rakyat to capture Putrajaya. As PM Najib is now appreciated by the rakyat for implementing visible reforms, Pakatan Rakyat needs to produce notable solutions to overcome so many internal issues before they can produce another ‘political tsunami’ in the next general election due in 2013.
However, we, the third force, are not easily convinced that Anwar will be a good leader. Anwar’s sodomy drama, Anwar’s empty promises, Anwar’s talent at blaming others and Anwar’s hunger for international limelight are just a few of his real ‘talents’.
What Pakatan Rakyat needs most now is a new leader.