Update: Will PKR YBs cross over to BN? Read this – Malaysiakini, 11 March.
With 31 parliament and 40 state seats to boast, yet humility is the key:
“Our representatives will be constantly reminded that the mandate is given by all Malaysians and not any specific race,” said Anwar Ibrahim at PKR’s first party meeting in Segambut.
I like the sound of that very much.
“There will be no new cars or huge budgets for renovating offices and so forth. Those are the excesses of the past that we must not adopt.” He said again.
Great words. Some sense at last.
Malaysiakini at last, said it quite well, too:
On Saturday, Malaysia went through a historic moment more important than sending a man into space.
It was momentous not because it had given the opposition its biggest mandate. It was significant not because it denied Barisan Nasional its routine two-thirds majority. It was meaningful not because it was a peaceful transition.
But it was historic because Malaysians have come of age and broke away from their communal fears to vote away from racial lines.
The rakyat are used to promises to end corruption, provide transparency and to help the poor regardless of race before. Hopefully, PKR will keep theirs.