Tomorrow will be a new year in Islam year calender – 1430 Hijrah. A few days later, hello 2009. A new dawn, a new day, for a brand new start.
It was relaxing days for me until news about Manikavasagam declared he wanted to quit from PKR. It is a normal daily news afterall, considering people will come and go, live and die. And I concur with Syed Akbar Ali that “Well all political parties have their problems. They are always resigning, rejoining, breaking up, making up, burning bridges, welding them back again and so on.”
However, what caught my interest is the reactions received. His MB said that Manikavasingam is free to do so. As for me, it is agreeable. He has right to stay or to resign after being elected as MP. Only that, what will happen to his seat as MP Kapar? According to his MB (again) it is up to the supreme council. However, different reaction received from the other side inside the camp – PAS whereby Tuan Haji Abdul Hadi Awang said that Manikavasingam should contest again for the seat because he was elected for he was with PKR during the election. I personally agreed as he won on the ticket of PKR. In other words, re-election should be done in the event Manikavasingam quits as PKR member.
I’m not going to politicise this issue as I believe that later on, it will be status quo. PR will do very best for his MP not to quit the post. It is only, if someone can answer me this one chained question.
I believe that Malaysians are aware of the date given by DSAI to topple current government on 16 Spetember ago. And I believe we still remember that DSAI mentioned that 40 MP from BN would/will hop to PR side. The question is this. What will happen to these MP seats? Shouldn’t the seats be re-contested again? In other words, a massive number of 40 re-elections should be done in order to elect new 40 MPs? So, it will still be a question can PR topple current Government through politics as re-election will be done, and again, it is up to the RAKYAT TO DECIDE, not PR (although using “Rakyat” in the coalition)
We have been in rojakness state since PRU 12. It has caused Tsunami to local political scene that changes the scenario and environment. I consider it as TRAGEDY due to the fact, the true colour of our politicians being revealed. BN with it’s integrity and leadership issues, PR with policy issues. The issues can be sorted out, no doubt about it. Only that, who is faster in finding the cure to the issue. And of course, not short term cure.
Until that time, Malaysians will suffer and economy situation will be in uncertainty in addition to Global Economic Crisis. Some may not agree, but with stabil and strong politic influence, one nation can survive and prosper. If one study economics and business management, the PESTEL factor – Politics, Economy, Social, Technology, Environment and Legislative; all these play a role in determining where are we heading to.
Ondastreet wishes Selamat Menyambut Maal Hijrah and may we have a better years ahead after a rojakness of 2008.