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The 13th GE: Its an open field.

November 24, 2011
Another cogently argued and insightful piece by Dato Ariff Sabri. But to my Pakatan comrades, don’t be too bullish about the prospect of winning. The real challenge is to play the game and play it well. It’s now New Politics. It’s my conviction that the winner of this contestation, will be one who understands better the ‘new realities’ and have a better grasp of the demands of the New Politics. – Dr Dzul.

Rahim Tamby Chik( RTC) says there are attempts by the opposition  parties to invite Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah to become PM. This will happen Rahim says, if there is a hung parliament. Such a situation is untenable says Rahim because it will create political instability. So UMNO must work hard to get a 2/3rd majority.
Those were the observations and musings by (RTC) on the political possibilities after the GE13. What is intriguing was his warning that a hung parliament will create instability. I hope we will not be in such a situation. Malaysians would prefer a clear cut victory one way or the other.
I am not going to respond to his nervous prognosis; being more interested on how such a scenario can possibly happen and what are the implications if it does. I don’t think we are going to have a hung parliament. It will be clear cut either way. I am also bemused at his attempt to involve Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah in such a scenario. To qualify as a participant in any future negotiations should a hung parliament comes into being, TRH must be head of a political party. Right now, TRH is in UMNO and doesn’t head a party nor is he a leader of any faction in UMNO. Could Rahim’s advice be another attempt to isolate TRH from UMNO?
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2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 24, 2011 3:56 pm

    Dear Dr Dzul,

    Why wait till GE13?! The BN government has gone rogue. It is now openly and shamelessly plundering the nation’s wealth. The stupid reasons given are insulting the voters’ intelligence. By its wholesale and open corruption, the UMNO/BN government has betrayed the mandate of the people to govern. To allow them to remain in power till the next GE (which may be in may 2013) is to allow them that much more time to siphon off the nation’s wealth.
    If TRH has 20 to 30 MPs, then let Anwar engineer immediately a parliamentary cross-over, install a transitional government with TRH as care-taker PM, clean up the mess, especially the corruption, and then call for the GE13! I am sure that this time, even Karpal Singh (KS) will hold his peace, and the rakyat will be grateful. For KS to object in the face of such brazen corruption and betrayal of the people’s trust will be even more immoral!

  2. Black Arrow permalink
    November 25, 2011 2:01 am

    Rahim’s comment is just to remind Ku Li to fight on for UMNO at all costs.

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