Friday, August 14, 2009

Anwar Ibrahim's Biggest Blunder in 17 Months

I'm going to make this very short and simple to understand.

Pakatan Rakyat has yet to seized the real advantage since winning by surprise March 8 2008. Some politicians that were elected as either MPs or state assemblymen were accidental people, being in other professions before being dragged into politics and then selected to be candidates in general elections.

Anwar claimed that he had around 31 to 45 MPs to cross over to the coalition at this time around last year. But in the end, after 16 September nothing happened, except for him to say that the plan got postponed for the fear of backlash by the Barisan Nasional.

The weak link in the Perak political fiasco is PKR. The two who left out to became independents are from PKR themselves. From some word of mouth from the inner circle people, it is said that one of them claimed that he should be the MB, but unhappy when the Regent Raja Dr. Nazrin chose Nizar to be MB instead.

In the recent Penanti by-election, which was supposedly a PKR seat, Anwar ran out of options to select a Malay candidate to put in the election. If he puts in a Mamak, there's some trouble bound to be brewing. So does choosing a non-Malay person to contest in that seat. The pool of reserves in the PKR / Pakatan still remains insufficient.

A friend of mine had once offered Anwar and always said to me that he can take the chance to developed a few thousand of intellectual peoples to be associate members of the PKR. Perhaps this is the pool that Anwar should focus on rather than banking on the crossovers that is risky with Barisan Nasional hawking around.

And that is the biggest blunder that Anwar Ibrhaim made in the last 17 months.

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