Selangor PKR dissatisfaction over the choice of Tun Mahathir as Prime Minister and Datuk Wan Aziza Wan Ismail as deputy Prime Minister to be shows that Pakatan is cracking under the weight of its own duplicity.
Below is one of the resolutions that PKR information chief Hizwan Ahmad shared. Read what it says and infers.
“With what remains of democracy and freedom of speech, Selangor PKR expresses its frustration and disappointment with the announcement of PH’s candidates for prime minister and deputy prime minister.”
So while the DAP-led Pakatan opposition was trying to paint the picture that everything was copasetic, things have been festering behind the scenes.
But what is somewhat I am sure many are finding surprising is why did Selangor PKR wait until the eleventh hour to voice their objection about both Tun Mahathir and Datuk Wan Aziza Ismail as potential prime minister and deputy prime minister? No doubt they wanted their man Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali for either the top spot or the number two spot.
For PKR Selangor to want the above scenario would also prove that there is another camp in PKR that wants Datuk Wan Azizah Ismail out; and give credence to the following excerpt in Malaysia Today’s Corridors of Power.
“In fact, Azmin is planning to challenge Dr Wan Azizah for the party presidency. Once he takes over as PKR’s President he will want to take over from Wan Azizah the post of Deputy Prime Minister as well. There is no way Azmin is going to allow that post to fall to Mukhriz when it ‘belongs’ to him.”
Apparently the Selangor Menteri Besar has been planning to topple the PKR president (Wan Aziza) for some time and now feels like Tun Mahathir; if it doesn’t happen now, it never will.
So there is Tun Mahathir planning to double cross Anwar Ibrahim and no doubt Lim Kit Siang and Azmin Ali planning to make his move on Wan Aziza Wan Ismail. There is also Azmin Ali plotting to block any chance of Mukhriz becoming anything but a visitor in Putrajaya.
And of course there is Selangor PKR which does want neither Tun Mahathir nor Datuk Wan Azizah as choices for prime minister and deputy prime minister respectively.
Like an unfolding bad drama, those are the betrayals that are on the surface of Pakatan. There is little doubt as the 14th general election gets closer desperation may cause Pakatan to crack even further under the weight of its own duplicity!