LESS YAKKING AND MORE LISTENING FROM US IN KL?
With slight editing, I produce here a comment by a reader from Sabah:
With all due respect sir, I understand that you, Haris and the rest of the Blue Blitz gang are champions of democracy. However, I think one must also balance that with a little of true Ketuanan Rakyat..not Ketuanan PKR Sabah Division Chiefs...perhaps you may say PKR's business is PKR's business, but Sabahans are only waiting for the opportunity to vote out Barisan with a strong viable opposition. We don't want it to be like in the mid 1980s when we jumped out of the frying pan into the fire by voting in PBS...
A sincere and honest piece of advice. Please understand Sabahans and Sabahan politics. Oftentimes and justly sometimes it is not entirely purely about democracy. Yes the division chiefs in PKR might be supporting Jeffrey...but no matter how much you argue the fact that any luminary politician is tainted, the majority of Sabahan Rakyat will never support this man...not only because of his tainted corrupted past...but because of his inability to lead...and his trouble making antics...
Is there no one else in PKR Sabah that can lead?? What about Christina Liew? Kong Hong Ming? Or even better some new blood??
In Sarawak you have a capable leader in Baru Bian, but
Sabahans are waiting to vote BN out, that's for sure. Even in GE12 from analysis many Sabahans especially in the urban areas voted for the DAP-PKR However PR’s failure to win the seats was because PKR refused to strike a deal with the DAP, that is, for DAP to take the urban seats and PKR to tackle the semi-rural areas. .This resulted in split votes in at least 6-7 state seats, and 4-5 parliamentary seats..
If DAP can bring in new blood I don't see why PKR can't.make an effort. Sabahans will vote in young, educated professional and proactive leaders who fight for principles and humanity, in place of the old guard. Maybe Aladdin’s old lamp’s shelf-life has expired. Urban Sabahans think so. Try putting your ears to the ground and for once listen to us.