A few of the Pakatan Rakyat politicians have used the analogy of a marriage to explain some of their teething problems. Sure, we don’t expect them to become good chums overnight.
But as the months go by, it seems that they are having more and more problems. Although their leaders are quick to get together, sit together, talk together, shake hands, eat ketupat, murukku and yee sang together and pat each other’s back together…..whenever there is a crisis amongst their politicians, these sort of ‘good examples’ don’t last long.
As voters and supporters of the Dream Team (not that we have other choices LOL), we are getting tired of watching all the egos at play.
Maybe I will play the kepochee and point out what are some of the factors:
1) DAP generally is very much a Chinese party. Yes, their politicians mostly speak English but they are very, very Cina ahpeks and ah ees in thinking. Meanwhile, I notice the Chinese politicians from PKR are so much more Malaysians. For example, Tian Chua, Sim, Law Choo Kiang and Jason. I am not sure why but there is a distinctive difference between these politicians. Maybe, DAP can swallow some Chinese pride and accept that some of their politicians need to be ‘Malaysianised’ a bit.
Constantly repeating they are a people’s government is not the same as publicly displaying they are the people’s servants, you know?
2) I have seen some very egoistic DAP fellas. Well…..not only in the Dewan and Parliament but even those normal members too are rather lansi after March 8, 2008. Of course, they have all the rights to be lansi now because their big boss is the leader already. But you know what? The best favour they can do is to be extra humble and serve more because they are now the ruling party.
I have been to some events and sadly, only the ADuns (whether PKR or DAP) and their special assistants are sloughing it out. Hey, I thought people join political parties to serve the community? No meh? Where are all those campaign workers and members when there are community events? You know…sometimes extra pair of hands to help old folks fill up forms and etc is not such a difficult task to do.
3) Communication problems! How many times have we voters seen stupid, petty, simple gaduh-gaduh cropped up and get featured in the mainstream media? Most of the mainstream media are the devil’s advocate, playing with words to get each other rile up. And sadly, these politicians from the coalition parties took the bait and mudsling each other in public, much to the amusement of BN and the rakyats.
Doesn’t PR has some central body to deal with their press statements and some form of control to see that the parties under PR do not openly bitch fights? We have seen enough of Samy versus Tun M, Ong versus Chua and etc. We expect Pakatan Rakyat to have more grace.
LOL, lucky I am not into politics or I shall be a dictator. Anyway, I see better management from LKS than DSAI. Sometimes, DSAI really puzzles me because he is like the cincai father who lets his kids run wild. Same goes for PAS. There is a difference between empowering your subordinates and not having control over them.
How many times have we heard of assemblymen gone missing? Some even jumped ship and cause the whole state to sink. Do assemblymen really have that much freedom of disappearing?
I don’t know lah. I’ve never been near any political parties. Never like politicians cos they are full of bullshits. Their members are even scarier cos some talk like they are playing Chinese chess. But basically, I think running a political party is the same as running a corporate company. There has to be a big boss and his word is final.
And after crapping 600 words above, do I have a solution? Nay…politicians are full of bullshits. Of course, with the exception of few good men whom I admire and respect.
Eh, all you trolls. I am not interested to hear your views. Cos in my blog, only I get to give opinions. All you trolls have no rights to talk, ok? Remember? I am a dictator, worst than Idi Amin. (my CJ sifu said so)