Reality Strikes in PKR and Pakatan Rakyat Governments

In recent days, there has certainly been a lot of rumblings in the camps of Pakatan Rakyat, particularly in the PKR.  To the BN, this is certainly beautiful sounds to their ears.  It appears that cracks are appearing in the opposition.  Moreover, now there are 4 independent MPs all coming from the PKR.

These so-called “important” leaders include Datuk Seri Mohd Zahrain Hashim (Bayan Baru), Tan Tee Beng (Nibong Tebal) and Mohsin Fadzli Samsuri (Bagan Serai) who all recently quit PKR, and Zulkifli Noordin (Kulim Bandar Baharu) was recently sacked.

Certainly, people like Zul Nordin has insinuated that there are probably more law makers from the PKR who are planning their exit because they are disenchanted with the politicking and inner circle of Anwar.  Even if the exit of more PKR law makers are in the making, we think it not being too serious a situation because the true colors of these independent MPs are now clearly seen.  Like it or not, Lim Kit Siang is correct.  The people will judge them if they even make it to the next election ballot box for a vote.

It appears that there are still many ex-Umno leaders now in PKR still harboring the “get rich and powerful quick” mentality that exist in Umno and BN, particularly MCA being the next largest component party.  In Malaysia for the past 50 years, politics is the stage for people to get rich as opposed to serving the people.  The appearance of serving gives them the right to secure lucrative positions and contracts.  The reason is that Umno and to a certain extent, MCA, and to lesser extents the rest of the component parties, have been in power for so long and such practice of cutting the pie is part of the culture.  Otherwise, why be in POLITICS?

In the new State Governments controlled by the Pakatan Rakyat – Kelantan, Kedah, Penang and Selangor – they are pressing forward with reforms that the people wants to see to remove corruption and awarding contracts and positions to particular leaders in the various parties, particularly PKR.  These reforms go against the grain of their aspirations brought in from their past political lives in the BN.  Maybe, these leaders are mad in not practicing the cutting the pie culture.  Or maybe, just maybe, these leaders really believe that they are working for the people and being accountable and responsible leaders.

The 21st Century buzzword for Malaysian politicians should be to “serve the people who voted you” and be “a public servant to the peoplem” in the true sense of every word.  Sure, these words should ring loud and clear in every politician mind but many minds ring hollow of these sounds.  You can only hear the “ka ching” of the cash register when they get elected.  They become policians to aspire to become rich and instead of serving the people, they keep scheming to secure contracts to make money.

We support the fact that if there are suitable candidates to run state-owned companies, even political party members should qualify.  They should be professionally chosen, not because of affiliation but because of their ability and experience.  Otherwise, we will have a bunch of goons running the public services and related companies while their incompetencies will help lose and sqander away tax payers money.  Worst case, to their own related companies.

These MPs who quit seemed to have a lot of skeletons in their political closet in not able to secure contracts or positions.  These reasons seem to be floated as their bane.  If they are truly honorable, they will spend their time to work things out within their own party.  Unless they realize their aspirations to get rich quick have dissipated with good governance in these few states.

This is the time for all parties, be it BN or Pakatan Rakyat, to clean their shop and position the best leaders who will serve the people as primary candidates.  The people knows best.  That is what I believe.  With the GE12 surprising results, the people of Malaysia has certainly matured by leaps and bounds.

We, the people, want people oriented leaders who are clean, will fight corruption and squandering of our tax money, and who are capable of making this a reality.  The people’s money does not belong to the politicians.  They are by the people and for the people’s good to develop our beloved country of Malaysia.

We don’t think these independent MPs will go far nor will they be voted again in the next GE.  So, let them have their short term political glory for their short lived political lives.

The power is with the people who can vote!

So register now and become one of these people with the power!


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