Sunday, June 27, 2010

All part of the political game

Politi­cians in the PKR may like to project themselves as saviours to the people, and some may even start believing in their own propaganda, but it is also about power and positions.

THIS is what we will hear from Parti Keadilan Nasional leaders about the leadership feud in Selangor as they downplay the issue: it is not as bad as portrayed and the press should be blamed for blowing up the matter.

As much as PKR leaders like to project themselves as defenders of the people and the Barisan Nasional as a corrupt, incompetent and detached government, they cannot run away from the fact that politics is about power – or more precisely, the spoils of power.

Selangor is Pakatan Rakyat’s jewel in the crown and Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, a PKR leader, is the Mentri Besar. Another important state, Penang, is under the DAP’s Lim Guan Eng.

Read the rest of my column here.


Anonymous said...

Very good apple polisher to your masters, the UMNO BN

Odette said...

I am not sure what PKR is up to. All I can say is that I was glad in 2008 when the political tsunami occured so that ALL parties would wise up, shape up or ship out. Now, PKR appears to be UMNO remade. Am are really sick and tired of the politics. When all is said and done, we will see at the next general election - any party that puts their individual members interests before that of the rakyat will feel the brunt of the anger of the rakyat. Perhaps PKR should learn from the leaders of the other opposition run states. Enough of politics - get the real work done. Disappointed and sad that KI has resigned from his Selangor post