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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Anwar's expired 16th September promises - All smoke and no fire?

Well, 16th September 2008 has come and gone overnight without Malaysians getting to see a political coup by the Pakatan Rakyat in succeeding to pull the carpet from under Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's feet and take over power from the BN at Putrajaya!

That's the danger of overpromising this and that by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim & Company way too soon and too confident in changing the course of this nation by way of initiating crossovers of BN Members of Parliament into the Pakatan Rakyat ranks.

Anwar Ibrahim sort of disappointed the hundred over media personnel who gathered at the PKR Headquarters yesterday expecting to hear earth shattering news from the PKR supremo only to hear the above explanations from him.

It surely speaks of a humongous political letdown as far as the millions of Malaysians who have supported him and the dissipation of the Permatang Pauh constituents dreams in seeing the man get to deliver upon his solemn promise to give Malaysia a brand new federal government by or on the 16th of September which was yesterday!

His detractors had a field day running him down at Utusan Malaysia, RTM TV1 and at Agenda Daily apart from all other media channels devoted to the BN.

'Over promising and under delivering' does not vouch much for the Opposition Chief's grassroots support in the long run for it will eat away at whatever support he has been building up for the Pakatan Rakyat ever since he was freed from incarceration.

Sometimes it is better for someone like Anwar to work his way upwards steadily like he should instead of always opting to settle for 'quick fix' arrangements to reach the pinnacle of his political career.

The old phrase of 'a man in a hurry' returns to haunt the PKR supremo just as he was termed as such before he was unceremoniously sacked from all his official positions by Mahathir 10 years ago!

He did the same didn't he before when he was Mahathir's golden boy only to be slam dunked by the old maestro of Malaysian politics back to square one in 1998?

Instead of slowly building up his ground base by delivering to his constituents and the general Malaysian people who have come to support the Pakatan Rakyat in all 5 states here in the peninsular, Anwar Ibrahim has once again been in a bit of a rush to go warm the PM's seat at Putrajaya by initiating this ungentlemanly political coup through attempting to get the BN MP's to crossover to his side?

I for one prefer to see the Pakatan Rakyat prove to us that they are capable of running this country better than the BN by going ahead with all kinds of reform and help the citizens of those 5 states under their rule first!

They should work hard and deliver all their promises to the people and wait for the next GE to takeover the Federal Government proper from the BN who obviously are serving their last term in office if the present political mood is to be so till 2012 or 2013?

Trying to pull a fast one like this turnover of the BN MP's just doesn't seem a honorable thing to do given the Pakatan Rakyat's battlecry of championing justice and fair play all these while?

This is my personal point of view, of course. I prefer to see Pakatan Rakyat win over power in a fair gentlemanly manner at the polls! Not see more 'Ibrahim Ali' types in the Pakatan Rakyat!!!

Has Anwar Ibrahim screwed up again just as he did in 1998 and are his detractors correct in assuming that his 16th September 2008 'Change of Government' strategy just a case of 'all smoke and no fire'?

From the feedback that I read and receive from many disappointed Malaysians online, we just can never tell as to what is really brewing here in Bolehland?

Abdullah Badawi says that all these talk of Anwar having more than 31 BN MP's ready to tango with him is all just a dream, a mirage!

For the moment being, it surely comes across exactly as what the BN President states! 

Doesn't it?

Is there any truth to Anwar's claims or is it really all just a case of 'biting off more than one can chew?'

Wallahu alam bissawab!

p.s. To those who question as to why I am 'attacking' Anwar ; which I am obviously not, please bear in mind that I am a blogger who has been supporting Pakatan Rakyat without any vested interests except to see change here in our country! 

Only clueless folks wouldn't know the difference between questions and statements!

If as a blogger, I am expected to be deaf, dumb and blind to any screwups of the Pakatan Rakyat, then those dimwits who sent me such nonsensical comments best go and study about what is meant by blogging for the truth and speaking my mind, free from aligning myself to any political parties regardless of my initial support for them?

I want to see our nation get better governance but it doesn't mean that I am obliged to overlook any faults of any one party or politician just because he or she is from the Pakatan Rakyat?

Just because I write against the screwups of the BN politicians doesn't have to mean that I will shut the hell up when it is anyone from the PR who fails to deliver as he or she promised us!

Hope this clarification will satisfy certain blokes who questioned me with regard to this article and help them learn that bloggers aren't to be branded as pro this or that party perse!


fareez said...

anwar politics is dirty....malay will die becouse of him....

lee said...

I dont agree, with regards to mandare, R Sivarasa has clearly stated that within 6 to 12 mths, Pakatan Rakyat will call for fresh elections to get the rakyats mandate to rule.

All they want to do is abolish ISA and clean up the electoral rolls to do that.

So mahaguru, your concern of not having the rakyats mandate does not arise.

Secondly, the present govt continues to use the ISA against the innocent.

if nothing else, ON THIS SINGLE ISSUE alone, DSAI should morally b entitled to take over this sick corrupt govt.

malayamuda said...

its Sept 17th.

With all due respect to Anwar, I am upset !

Francis said...

Enjoy that BN video. Ha ha ha!

Francis said...

Taken from a blog commentary:

The Abdullah resuffle and swapping of posts and shutting the door on Tengku Ku li for good may help Anwar as he may force Tengku Ku li to side with him with Anwar offering Ku Li 3 years of leadership while he (Anwar) takes over the DPM’s post and strengthens Pakatan. The Age newspaper reported today such scenario is possible. With Abdullah and Najib closing the door on Ku li, I’m sure it will provide an opportunity for both to consider many other options and this scenario was also speculated on by the Financial Times in May, this year with an aid of Ku Li saying "in politics, everything is possible." This will also help Anwar as Ku Li is part of the Royalty and the King is married to his (ku li’s) niece, which makes him a tick in getting the King’s permission to form a federal govt. With Anwar bringing like 20 MPs and Ku li 10 MPs, or Anwar bringing 25 and Ku li 5, then we don’t need to wait any longer and I can bet on this option. Mahathir can’t influence the situation because in AMNO, you have to have power for you to be an effective person and that’s why he has left when he couldn’t make it. So, watch this space!

MAHAGURU58 said...

I beg to differ with you on that.

The Malays as a whole are going through a transformation.

Modern day Malays are fast getting out of the 'subsidy mentality' and only a few desperadoes are still stuck on to the UMNO bandwagon.

Educated Malays are more interested in competing against the rest of the Malaysian multi ethnic and coming up on their own.

Not that many Malays are as narrow minded as what you see still prevalent in the rank and file of UMNO.

So your statement from my point of view isn't right.

Anwar is just one man.

If he should drop dead tonight, do you think that the rest of the Malays are gonna commit suicide and die with him?

Utterly preposterous notion, right?

Anwar is just being himself. He has an agenda. He wants to be PM at all cost.

That's his life and his wish.

Any Malay who wants to support him can do so on their own free will!

Those who don't feel inclined to do that have their rights as well.

Don't you agree?

MAHAGURU58 said...

We are free to support or oppose anyone that we do not agree with here in Bolehland.

I have supported Pakatan Rakyat in the last GE but I don't like the way the fellas are trying to grab power through MP crossovers.

I don't give a hoot as to whether it is the BN or the PR!

I will support only those who are clean and fight fair.


MAHAGURU58 said...


We are on the same wavelength, bro!

Glad to know that I am not alone on this.

MAHAGURU58 said...


Thanks for sharing with me bro. :)

MoneyMatters said...

Pak Lah won't let him take over the govt. As you heard what he said. He will take action against Anwar coz Anwar already became a national threat.

Anwar will be HISTORY.

Lily Maria said...

Wise man says.."only fools rush in"

kino said...

mahaguru 58,

there i told you so. Politicians are all the same..period

MAHAGURU58 said...


Gracias bro! Your point is taken, sir.

Let's see what takes place next in this season of political dramas?

It's surely been a very interesting month so far!