Anwar’s victory in Kajang will mark the end of DAP’s dignity
Should PKR de facto chief Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim win the Kajang by-elections, it will no doubt be the beginning of the end for DAP’s dignity.
This is because Lim Kit Siang, DAP’s advisor, seems willing to only be a “yes-man” instead of a leader. When the opportunity arose for DAP to stake a claim on the post of Selangor Menteri Besar, Kit Siang had instead pledged his support to help Anwar win the by-elections.
Punish PKR for their insolence
Thus, I strongly urge the voters in Kajang to stand up against Pakatan and punish them for their desecration of our democratic process in purposely creating this by-election. Besides that, a strong message must also be sent to Anwar; that he cannot take the support of the people for granted.
Kit Siang’s claim that Pakatan intends to increase their support to 88% is a perfect example of Pakatan taking voters for granted.
PKR is currently facing vicious internal power struggle, leading to Anwar’s decision to create a by-elections through undemocratic means, simply so that he can pave the way for himself to become the Menteri Besar of Selangor.
Thus, if Anwar should win in Kajang, Pakatan will no doubt appoint him as the Menteri Besar and force incumbent Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim to resign. This will then lead to a constitutional crisis, causing the people to become victims of their internal power-struggle.
DAP can end the infighting if it grows some dignity
However, if Kit Siang had instead decided to pull DAP out of supporting Anwar in the by-election, DAP will then be able to put an end to this conflict, as without their support there is a higher chance for PKR to lose this state seat, and forfeiting them from qualifying for the Menteri Besar post.
With both DAP and PAS having 15 state seats each out of the 44 held by Pakatan in Selangor, it is thus surprising that neither of them had made a move to claim the post and had allowed PKR, with only 14 seats, to hold the top post in the state.
Consequently, should PKR lose in Kajang, this will further reduce them to only 13 state seats. So, I urge Kit Siang to grow some dignity, and claim the Menteri Besar post for DAP instead of becoming Anwar’s “yes-man”.
PKR only dependent on Chinese support
The people of Kajang are not blinded, and they are keenly aware that the by-election was created by Anwar. Added together with the fact that Anwar is only now visiting them after ignoring them for the rest of the year, the people now feel uncomfortable with him, especially since Anwar is only dependent on the Chinese votes to win.
This is because the Chinese community in Kajang does not want to be used by Pakatan anymore. They are worried about their future, and do not want to be accused of being the cause of another so-called” Chinese tsunami. Thus, many of them intend to abstain from voting.
As such, Kit Siang’s claim to raise support by 88% will be extremely difficult, as it is believed that many voters will choose to abstain from voting rather than be used by Pakatan.