Since this question was posed, everyone is urging the leaders of these component parties to cross over to Pakatan Rakyat.
Richard Teo wrote in Malaysikini:
MCA leaders should by now be aware of the political significance of the March 8 election which swept the Opposition to power in five states. If there is still any doubt, the Permatang Pauh by-election which gave Pakatan Rakyat’s Anwar Ibrahim a landslide victory should cast aside any reservations of why the non-Malays abandoned traditional race based parties and gave their full support to the opposition parties of DAP and PKR.
Ong Ka Ting, the current President of MCA would do a great service to the Chinese community by taking the MCA out of the Barisan Nasional and joining the current popular Pakatan Rakyat. Ong's decision to change the future direction of MCA by joining Pakatan Rakyat would not only save an otherwise doomed party but would rekindle its aspiration to represent the interest of the Chinese community. Failure to do this would spell the death of MCA as a party representing the Chinese.
SO WHAT WILL OKT DO?
AND NOW ......GERAKAN?
Gerakan acting president Dr Koh Tsu Koon called on the Barisan to issue a code of ethics on ‘how and what to talk in public’.
Gerakan vice-president Dr Teng Hock Nan also criticised Ahmad of being “recalcitrant, arrogant and insensitive.”.
IS THAT ALL WE CAN EXPECT FROM GERAKAN?
AND WHAT ABOUT SABAH?
A seemingly disturbed Ongkili told Malaysikini
Parti Bersatu Sabah deputy president Datuk Maximus Ongkili said he was fed up with PKR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for making “baseless and unfounded allegations about us hopping to the Opposition fold,” as such claims sparked concern not only among other Barisan component parties but also among the people of the two states.
“Talk about us becoming katak (frogs) jumping to their side is a whole lot of nonsense. We are faithful and steadfast behind Barisan.
“Barisan may not be perfect but it forms the best government Malaysians can ever have. I, for one, am anti-hopping. Those who want to leave the Barisan fold should not cheat the rakyat who elected them because they were part of the coalition,” he said on Tuesday.
Maximus, who is the Science, Technology and Innovation Minister, said if there were MPs planning to cross over to the Opposition, they should ask for the rakyat’s permission by going for a by-election.
AND WHAT CAN BE EXPECTED OF SARAWAK?
A Sarawak parliamentarian has today spoken out strongly about the urgent need to end the long rule of the 'arrogant' Barisan Nasional government as rumours of potential crossovers pick up steam with Sept 16 only two weeks away.The MP, an Iban who asked not to be identified, called Malaysiakini to say that Special Branch police officers had contacted him to check whether his name was linked to rumours of crossovers now making the rounds in Kuala Lumpur.
IF YOUR LEADERS DO NOT CROSS OVER
YOU SHOULD ABANDON THESE LEADERS.
MEMBERS OF COALITION PARTIES SHOULD JUMP
FROM THE SINKING BN SHIP.
WITHOUT YOU, THE LEADER HAS NO FOLLOWERS.
I LEAVE YOU WITH THIS CHINESE PROVERB THAT I HEARD A FEW NIGHTS AGO:
WATER FLOATS A SHIP
WATER CAN SINK THIS SAME SHIP
WE THE RAKYAT IS THE WATER!