It appears that political party ‘Bersatu’ (PPBM) has joined Lim Kit Siang’s DAP-led opposition in yet another way; in losing top leadership.
Today, supreme council member Kamarulzaman Habibur Rahman announced that he has officially resigned from Pribumi.
Kamarulzaman says that there are those in the party who are looking only to gain position and power. He further says that power hungry group within in the party works hard to undermine the efforts of those who worked to start the party. (here)
The dissatisfaction is not to dissimilar to that which those DAP members who jumped ship felt about the direction the party under the leadership of Lim Kit Siang is headed. ( here)
While it would too easy to suggest that Tun Mahathir is the common thread, one would also have to look at Lim Kit Siang’s role as well.
Both of those aging politicians have made error after error; starting with their individual and collective goal to remove Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak from office.
Both Tun Mahathir and Lim Kit Siang attempted to spin a web of lies; and believed that those lies would be strong enough to ensnare the Prime Minister. However, as it turned out they and their ilk are the only ones being caught in the web of their own deceit.
In seeing the direction the DAP-led opposition has embarked on, there is little wonder there are those like Kamarulzaman who are dissatisfied with their political parties. In fact, when Kamarulzaman Habibur Rahman was asked at the press conference (held at Sunway Putra Hotel) this afternoon if other Pribumi members were going to also resign, he responded in saying that 821 members around Malaysia intended to resign from Pribumi; but that it will be announced at a later date.
If today’s resignation from Bersatu with many more to come is a sign of things to come, then Bersatu’s leadership may soon find its membership down to just (1) Satu!