The conflict among the three Pakatan Rakyat (PR) component parties - PKR, PAS, DAP – especially lately, has made the public lose their confidence on the ability of the opposition coalition in taking over Putrajaya come the next general election.
It has been increasingly evident that it is not easy for the trio to work together as each has its own priorities.
Let us take the ideological difference between PAS and DAP for example. Events lately indicated that there is no sincerity for cooperation between the duo.
PAS has not hidden its intention to make Malaysia an Islamic country and implement Hudud laws should PR comes to power at the Federal level. PAS spiritual leader and Kelantan Menteri Besar, Tok Guru Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat even went as far as saying that if DAP was not happy with the Islamic Party's intention, then they can leave the coalition.
Nik Aziz said this in reply to DAP Chairman Karpal Singh's statement that the "Rocket” was not in favour of and would never support such a move.
Under such circumstances, how can PR expect the Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) to join its fold? PR components especially DAP has also been behaving arrogantly as if they are the ones most qualified to lead Sabahans or form the State Government.
They forgot that all of them are peninsula-based Parties and that SAPP is a genuine local/thoroughbred party fighting for the rights and interests of Sabahans.
As far as PKR is concerned, they have to choose between DAP and SAPP in Sabah.
Sunday, October 16,2011