Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Welcome Revival Of The Pain In The Arse

I was stunned over the last 2 days at how so many people are happy with the acquital of DS Anwar Ibrahim. The happy guys I mean here are not the pro-Anwar or sympathetic to Anwar lot. No no no... many of us, myself included, who are rather pleased that Anwar is still free are actually very much against him and his rather self-centric disruption of harmony in our country. OK, there is the matter of the appeal which I understand should come since the case was prima facie, but lets set that aside for now...

The reasons for this happiness vary, but for the more politically inclined, there is now a feeling that BN has a better chance at winning the next election, even if not achieving a 2/3 majority, as long as the current political lines are maintained and IF DS Najib's Transformation program actually begins to hit high level corruption. Notice the big IF on corruption here... certainly Malaysians want clearer resolution of the NFC scandal as opposed to the partial-scapegoating that is perceived to have happened / is happening with PKFZ.

Clearer Political Lines

Certainly BN will benefit from the lack of impetus now for DS Anwar and his people to back a re-alignment of political alliances that was planned should he have been imprisoned. It was an open secret in political circles that Ku Li and his camp were being courted as Anwar's replacement as figurehead of Pakatan should the later be convicted. The Amanah platform had sought to re-unite the old 'Team B' of the Tun Dr M vs Ku Li era of 1987 vintage, minus Pak Lah of course due to his continued lack of popularity.

There was clear movement to build ties with a couple of bloggers, most notably ferociously pro-Ku Li Aspan Alias' entry into DAP, which has resulted in quite a bit of confusion considering his ultra-UMNO credentials from the last century.

Would Ku Li as Pakatan head lead to a stronger Pakatan threat against DS Najib-led UMNO and BN? One will never know. This blogger actually believes it becomes 50:50 if the worse elements of UMNO, many associated with the Pak Lah regime and slowly being ostracised by the Najib Transformation (like KJ!), actually joining Pakatan with Ku Li. However, it would have the downside of confusing the electorate like mad, hence a disharmoniuos scenario leading up to an election - always poor for the incumbent party!

Ironically, PERKASA under Datuk Ibrahim Ali, i.e. the ultra-Malay elements in civil society, may end up holding the deciding votes in such a scenario, not the minority race power brokers! Most unpleasant I am sure to many...

Anyway, I am happy, and happy to hear if you are too, with DS Anwar's acquital! So happy that I am blogging again! Hihihihihi....

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