Sunday, February 15, 2009

Learning From Perak Part I: Is the PR Coalition Officially Recognized?

The other day, we are able to see the Sultan of Perak's rationale behind why he'd give the government to Barisan Nasional instead of calling for another fresh snap state elections.

The sultan saw Barisan Nasional as an official coalition via their official logo and insignia. Whereas in Pakatan Rakyat, he sees it as a loose coalition that comprises of three entities via three party logos of PKR, PAS and DAP. What he saw is that DAP having 18, DAP 6 and PKR 7, not as whole, but separately.

So far, the Pakatan Rakyat coalition exists, but unofficially. Therefore, there is some doubt over whether a loose coalition can last if the nod is given to form a government.

PR should consider establishing the coalition officially. The logo, insignia, but the parties that formed it are able to keep their own identities. But if the coalition is established, the hudud thing that PAS intends will have to be dropped totally. Of course, the squabbling between the three main parties there will have to be stopped.

There's one lesson to be learned.

1 comment:

  1. you can't establish any logo until you have live (if I am not mistake) parties to form a coalition. This is what I heard from a PAS leader.


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