You have heard many things about politics and are probably bored by now:
it is the art of the possible,
the refuge of the insincere,
a most honorable adventure,
a dirty business,
What’s left out from the above is that it is the art of compromise, of coming round from your position about halfway and meeting the other side so that you can achieve a modus vivendi - a temporary arrangement between contending parties.
That’s what is called for in the case of the Sabah PKR 12 who have been marked for expulsion. They were supposed to be off the hook for registering a party because of a peace pact last December. But details of the pact were not written in stone.
Now that has become the subject of a dispute that could rip Sabah PKR apart. Not just that. The party’s chances would be affected in the upcoming Sarawak state elections.
The stakes are high. PKR cannot afford a Borneo meltdown now. Also, if you think that by suspending and booting out the 12, there will not be another 12 to take their stead. Just you watch.
Unless you are in the business to promote
Do we want that?
Compromise, it’s better than you think.
Compromise, it’s less difficult than you know.
DANG PAKATAN, I thought we are in this to WIN. Why go into the race if you do not want to win. Being second in a race means that you are the first amongst LOSERS!