Tuesday, November 10, 2009
'Deal with Zulkifli Nordin first'
'The Kulim Bandar Baharu MP is a pain. He supported Umno policies, he supported the 'cow head' gang and he supported the alcohol ban in Selangor. What did you, Anwar Ibrahim, do? Nothing.'
Anwar issues ultimatum to PKR leaders
SusahKes: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (DSAI), is there any action then on Kulim Bandar Baharu MP Zulkifli Nordin?
Tsc: Talk is cheap. Deal with Zulkifli Nordin first.
Ramachandran Muniandy: Datuk Seri, this talk at conventions, seminars and ceramah are useless. The Kulim MP Zulkifli Noordin is a bloody pain. He supported Umno and BN policies, he supported the 'cow head' gang and he supported the alcohol ban in Selangor.
What did you do? Nothing. Don't talk, show some action.
Just The Issues Please: DSAI, walk the talk. What about Zulkifli Nordin? And a few more that I will not name here. Or else what you say is worth totally nothing. May I also suggest that you come out with your policies and goals so that people know them?
It is difficult when you change your position according to the situation and groups that you deal with.
Carboncopy: This is a step ahead in the right direction. Now, sir, what to do with Zulkifli Nordin? Show us you're serious.
Paul Warren: Well Anwar, I told a friend that there was an absence of leadership in PKR. But if you think this speech registers the presence of leadership, well, I don't know.
It sure registers the presence of Anwar Ibrahim. But that does not translate into leadership. Sometimes, as leader you have to do what you must. Have you? Can you, if you need to?
DohDoh: DSAI, good on you. PKR must not have its elected reps and leaders talking like Umno, MIC or MCA people. The rakyat supported PKR in the last election because they feel it is not racist and has values which are race-blind.
Those PKR members who undermine PKR's credibility should be be given 'show cause' letters quickly, to nip them in the bud before they ‘fully bloom'. Whether these ‘cowboys' go independent or join a BN party should not be an issue to consider.
After all, they are either stupid or have sinister motives against PKR. In both cases, PKR does not need them. PKR's credibility is more important to maintain in order to prepare for the next general election.
Suhaimi Said: Thank you, DSAI. This is a very positive stance to remind leaders that they should not be in the party and use party vehicles for their selfish ends. Some ‘leaders' are just ‘pengampu'. They will make their presence felt only when Anwar Ibrahim is around. They are useless leaders for the rakyat.
SMK: DSAI, that's the way to go, man. Weed out all those traitors in your party before the next general election. There should not be any fear of losing a seat because of these unscrupulous reps. PKR may lose the battle now but ultimately the war will be won. ‘Hidup demokrasi' and ‘hidup Malaysia'!
Antares: I like the new firmness in Anwar's tone. We must all renew our own resolve to no longer tolerate mendacity, arrogance, greed, hypocrisy and injustice - destructive traits long associated with Umno's ‘Ketuanan Melayu' nonsense. I also like the ‘Harapan Baru' logo - there's a lot of energy, enthusiasm and vtality in it!
Spokenthots: This is a timely reminder to all elected reps of the PKR. Basically, shape up or ship out. For all those who can be bought for a few ringgit, let them go. There is no place for traitors/katak in the political arena.
These reps should be sacked and hung out to dry. There is simply no sympathy for these people who sell out their constituents. Good on you, DSAI - it's time for the shaking-up of PKR and to seriously prepare for the 13th general election.
Geronimo: Anwar's warning to PKR members and the recently concluded meeting of PAS are both timely to prepare themselves for the coming Pakatan Rakyat convention. As for Sabah, forget Joseph Kitingan. He is just another warlord and an opportunist.
Except for the hiccup relating to the Kampung Buah Pala issue, DAP so far has been on firm ground. Thus, I believe the forthcoming Pakatan convention should see a meeting of minds to work as one cohesive unit.
Soapbox: Hello DSAI, this is a good straightforward warning to all recalcitrant PKR elected reps. Once the party rules are clearly set out and everyone knows them thoroughly, a clear mechanism for disciplinary proceedings should also be spelt out.
The panel heading the disciplinary committee should comprise of distinguished party members. Let these gentlemen judge without fear or favour and without any interference. Then we're being serious.
The rakyat are watching. There's no time to waste. And where is your shadow cabinet? If Pakatan Rakyat is being formally registered, perhaps we should have an all-encompassing rule book for all component party members to follow. That way, all will have to strictly comply.
Habib RAK: This a very timely warning to initiate party ‘spring-cleaning'. For the next general election, we want more cohesive assemblypersons in PKR and those who are committed to the progress of the rakyat . We dont need the likes of Badrul Hisham Abdullah and Zulkifli Nordin.
Like some commentators, I, too, think that PKR must document its policies in black and white. It should be in the written form and be formally adopted by the party.