Viablity of Pakatan Rakyat

Posted: April 3, 2008 in Malaysia, Politics

Echoing Noraina, I would also not write off the Pakatan Rakyat just yet. It is true that politics most of time are accustom to being a marriage of convenience but then again if you really think about it, doesn’t the same apply for the Barisan Nasional? Isn’t that too a marriage of convenience? No doubt they have worked together for the last 50 years but whether those 50 years mark a great power-sharing relationship or a relationship marred by dominance of one against another is a whole different story altogether now. But then again that isn’t really the point is it? The issue is that Pakatan Rakyat is an assemble of opposition parties thus they are deemed not credible. Such a notion is very biased and unfair. It shouldn’t really matter after all I would hardly consider the Pakatan Rakyat as opposition especially since they have after all won 5 state seats and are currently governing those seats, like hello. Can they work together despite different ideologies? Well I would say its not impossible. How well or how long they work together will depend on what outcome they expect, what they want? Is it long term or short-term? If they are smart and want something great I think they would look at a long term aspect towards a better Malaysia that will write off all the nitty gritty issues that they have fought about over they years. Guess we will have to wait and see won’t we? They have their time, let’s see what they do with it!

  1. Bob K says:

    Technically the Barisan Nasional has only been around for 36 years. Prior to that it was the Alliance comprising of Umno, MCA and MIC only. Even that started out as a mere electoral pact between Umno and MCA in the 1952 KL municipal elections and was only formalised as the Alliance with the entry of the MIC in 1954 to contest the 1955 legislative elections.

    Of course, the buta-sejarah factor has been used by politicians to continue misinforming the Malaysian population as a whole for decades.

  2. Justonesoul says:

    Another defamation sue in the making. This will be the first Malaysian taken to court for libel charges just because he made a Genuine Consumer Complaint on the Internet. Should we keep quite from being bullied by the rich and powerful? Is it right to use the law to muzzle a consumer in grievance? Read more here and original complaint at

  3. Desultory says:

    Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Desultory.

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