Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Sept 16, Sept 23 and now Oct 1
First, Malaysians were told that the plan to topple the Barisan Nasional government would take place on Sept 16, that the plan was on track and that enough BN MPs had defected. Then, we were told that the list had been drawn up. But that time would be given to the Prime Minister to hand over power peacefully, a transition of sort. A new date - Sept 23 - was then fixed for an emergency parliamentary meeting to be held. Predictably, the PM gave Anwar Ibrahim the snub. Now, Tian Chua has announced Oct 1 as the new date for for the formation of a new government, saying the Pakatan Rakyat wanted to have a round of negotiation with the PM. Seriously, Pakatan Rakyat cannot keep on fixing new dates if it is serious with the question of credibility. Already a few Pakatan Rakyat MPs, those from outside PKR, have privately expressed their unhappiness with these date settings. They have grumbled if this continues, it would prove what the BN has been saying - that the Pakatan Rakyat has been lying to Malaysians including its supporters all this while, something the opposition do not need as all they have to do is to continue with their campaign or just sit still and do nothing, as the BN continues shooting itself in the foot with more unpopular decisions and in-fighting. So how many more dates will we be hearing?