At Sunday’s MCLM closed-door presentation, too much of Q&A time was taken up on the possibility of three-cornered-fights. This undeniably was a valid fear amongst the audience who were aware that the success of Pakatan during the March 08 election was the consensual negation of three-cornered-contests.
MCLM professed ability to propose elite candidates to contest in the next GE is a magnanimous gesture. Whether Pakatan accepts the MCLM candidates will invariably become a major concern. What guarantee is there that the Pakatan coalition will accept MCLM candidates instead of their party members? If Pakatan rejects the offer will MCLM candidates be forced into the obvious three-cornered fight?
THREE-CORNERED-FIGHTS can be avoided if MCLM does some groundwork. The objective behind offering their candidates is to replace “errant” or non-performing MPs or Aduns. Months before 308 The People’s Parliament led an initiative where the people of a constituency got together to “watch” their Parliamentary or State reps. To me this movement caught the wind in their sails, but lost it after the euphoria of 308.
However, it is not too late for MCLM to revive this initiative. MCLM has the candidates as proclaimed. Until MCLM can give concrete proof to Pakatan parties that their incumbents are wanting no way any MCLM candidate will be accepted as a replacement candidate.
MCLM has put their candidates through a “CLEANSING” process. The same could be done to ferret out delinquent Pakatan MPs and Aduns for replacement.
Can we agree that the Pakatan coalition put partisanship aside in the choice of candidate for 308?
Can we also agree that unusual sacrifices were made by Pakatan coalition in the choice of candidates for 308?
Can we agree that at all cost, they worked as a team to prevent three-cornered- contests?
We can also agree that some choices were shitty because good sense did not prevail, decisions were rushed through and flawed loyalties took precedence. The frogs are good examples.
Can we agree that MCLM can and must work as a team with Pakatan Rakyat for the common goal – forming the next government of Malaysia.
I will not ask anyone to agree on this.....I just pray that good sense will prevail and there will never be a three cornered amongst MCLM and Pakatan.
It would be ideal to see MCLM officially engage the Pakatan chiefs and clear the air of all misconceptions flying around. Give evidence that their candidates are wanting. Like it is commonly heard: In God we trust, the others show DATA.
These are my thoughts for whatever it is worth.
I am with MCLM in its mission to meet OUR goal, but we have to do the RIGHT thing RIGHT this first time.
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