The political gimmicks in Malaysia are disappointing in the past 100 days. The general election is over, and it’s time to let the government do their job instead of trying to destabilise the country with underhanded tactics.
The Pakatan Rakyat coalition are talking as if all Malaysians would like a new government. But fact is they are still the opposition party in national parliament because half of the voters didn’t vote in their favour at the general election.
Pakatan’s leader Anwar Ibrahim has been plotting to become the new Prime Minister in the past three months. He’s said that some Barisan assemblymen are considering to switch over to the Pakatan coalition, and thus could form a new government.
It’s debatable whether Anwar is genuine in building the country or more interested in personal agenda. However, there’s no doubt what he’s eagerly doing are hampering the country’s stability, and he needs to stop now.
To start with, what is the purpose of a general election if the oppositions would continue plotting to take over the government from backdoor after an election? It’s demeaning to democracy which is the foundation of the country.
Imagine if Pakatan took over the government with Anwar’s crossover talk materialised, the Pakatan government would only have a very minor majority.
And what would happen if Barisan (as opposition) started to plot their own crossover plan instead? The country will be in a never-ending political turmoil.
And that’s why, the results of the general election should be respected and never be exploited in any ways. Barisan was guilty of dirty hands in the past but that doesn’t mean it’s OK for Pakatan to do so. Two wrong doesn’t make one right.
The people have spoken, many of you have made your voice heard, so be it. Let Barisan rule the country for five more years and show what they can or can’t do. And we will settle the score in the next election, fair and square.
Besides, Pakatan are given mandate by the people to rule in a few states. How about showing the voters what they are capable of by improving social and economic status instead of continuing with political tricks.