Gerakan is now considering its position in BN coalition and there is a possibility that they would leave the coalition and return to its roots of having a truly multi-racial party objective since its inception 40 years ago.
It is a very good opportunity for them to jump of the sinking ship at first light.
Some of the Gerakan members, having fed up with the top brass still comitting to the rotten BN coalition had already jump ship to Pakatan Rakyat. The latest was being FT head Dr. Tan Kee Kwong and coming in the next two days, Rhina Bar, the ex-Wanita head could go over as well. An interesting line by Dr. Tan quoted by Malaysiakini: "We have to rubberstamp UMNO's decisions" sounds a very intersting and powerful line.
However, should Gerakan decides to leave, they are likely not to join Pakatan Rakyat but instead decided to remain independents. This is likely to show others that for those BN MPs who do not like the current political scenario in the coalition, they should emulate them. This also indeed is what Mr. Mahathir had said before...jump ship but remain independent and not in PR.
The iteration is that it is high time for them go now before the ship sinks like Titanic.
I also have an ex-teacher of my school, who was the ex-assemblyman for Port Weld. I would also advise him to jump ship before it's too late.