Clinic computer is down and fortunately all files are backed-up. Needs to send for repair, and thus may not be able to post next few days.
Anyway, there is nothing to write about nowadays, since Malaysian politics is now so murky both sides of the divides. It is really a Hobson’s choice, a choice between the devil and the deep blue sea which is also full of devil inside.
With Zaid Ibrahim gone from PKR amidst allegations that there were irregularities in PKR’s ongoing elections, many people are feeling so fed up that PR really needs to buck up.. Ask anyone now on the street the answer is the same.. All the crows are of the same colour. The rare white crow has no place at all among the black..
The support given to PR in 308 was more because of the disgust towards the Big Brother. But once that support is given, it must show that it can live up to the voters’ expectations and the next round, it has to earn it on its own merits. With its own people shooting at its own feet, this support will slowly but surely be eroded. Until something is done to overhaul its own backyard, the 2 party system that many dream about may not materialise the next round. And if it wins less than one third the next election, gerrymandering will make it even harder for the much awaited 2 party system to be realised.
PKR was the first to let its members, rather than delegates, to choose its leaders. SO it positions itself as a more democratic party than all others, which is of course good if only the de facto leader himself is chosen by the members too. Ironically, this was not done, and as de facto leader who yields tremendous power over other elected leaders, this is something like what is in Iran. The parliament chosen by the people is not the highest authority but rather the Council of the Guardians and the Supreme leader who is chosen by the council consisting of the clerics. The Supreme leader is higher than the president but he,like an emperor, needs not face the electorates. What kind of system is this?
It is like a Prime Minister chosen by the people who has no power but has to refer all decision to a higher leader who is not elected. SO is this still democratic?
While on the one hand, PKR wants to practice grassroot democracy, on the other hand, its supreme leader does not need be chosen by popular votes ( even though he can win any contest hands down).
I find that this is contradictory, and i cannot understand why is this so. Perhaps some one out there can enlighten me on this?