A significant offshoot from the Perak political crisis reflected by the presence of 2 MB’s, is the coming into review of the strategies to win government by inducing defections. One one hand there is a line of argument to say that Anwar’s strategy is `open’ and legitimate for that reason-compared to the backroom inducement by Najib, and on the other hand , there is a broader, popular objection to hoppings based on its intrinsic `sellout’ of voters’ trust.
Already 2 forums -1 in Penang (Feb 13th) and anothr in KL (Feb 17th) has been organised to scrutinise the hopping strategies which had been said to have produced a severe backlash against PR’s chief Anwar. More discussion would probably clarify the issues further and more importantly to produce more strategies for political change. Defections of elected reps should not be accepted as a default strategy on account of an absence of other possible strategies.
* PR MB Nizar gave a moving speech to a full house audience in a DAP ceramah last night, with 4 other DAP speakers. His speeched are attracting multi-racial audiences- a breakthrough un-thought of before;
* PR postpone the suit aginst the BN State Government today, again, based on the need to finalise some legal points; Karpal who insist on including the Sultan in the suit has stayed out of the suit;
* PR lodged a report to MACC against the BN MB’s appointments of 3 extra advisors to the Excos which will cost the public closed to a million ringgit per year; They said they will also institute a law suit in near future;
* The missing out of MCA in the appointment of the advisors had raised some unhappiness among the unelected MCA chiefs; Unelected MIC chiefs are also clamouring for the Speaker post;