Monday, June 16, 2008

Providence and Poetic Justice

Within the next 3 months, the Pakatan Rakyat will form the federal government. So say the charismatic DS Anwar, the PM-in-waiting. Here's hoping for better times ahead for Malaysia.

But of course PR is not home free yet. There is still the matter of how they are going to set in motion a smooth transition of power. The final hurdle so to speak. What BN could do and Rashit have threaten many times is that with the jumping of MP's from BN to PR, Pak Lah is going to call for a snap election. I understand that calling the snap election is the prerogative of YDP Agong. But our YDP is supposed to be apolitical and hence may actually call for the snap election if BN were to lose their majority. With the snap election a whole new round of cheating will be done by BN and perhaps even a lockdown on the opposition before the polls.

But fate it seems might have a sense of irony. The answer to the solution of smooth transition may be the very person that made sure our PM-in-waiting was knocked off the waiting list more than 10 years ago. And now the very same person is going to do PR a favour.

The Tun with his unrelenting call for Pak Lah to step down may just get his wish when UMNO were to push Pak Lah out of office anytime from now till December. Already the Tun have secured a retirement "promise" from Pak Lah. But still the Tun is pressing on for an immediate downfall of Pak Lah it seems.

But lets imagine that Pak Lah have to resign or retire from President of UMNO and hence the President fro BN and the Prime Ministership. The YDP would then appoint someone who have the support of the majority of Parliament to be the next Prime Minister.

Now....if at that exact moment where Pak Lah is forced to resign/retire, the jumpers comes in and declare their support for PM-in-waiting or DS Wan Azizah, The YDP Agong might just put PR into power.

No fuss, no snap election.

Lets recap,

1. Tun > Pak Lah

2. The jumpers jump
3. YDP appoints Mr. or Mrs. Anwar
4. Victory!!!

But even with hindsight that the current political scenario were to play out like the above, would our Tun have kept quiet and not try to unseat Pak Lah? No way in hell. If the Tun suddenly were to keep quiet, mana mau letak muka?

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