The DAP wants Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to be the alternative prime minister and help transform Malaysia into becoming a healthy functioning democratic country. (New Straits Times).
DAP secretary-general and Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng said the party chose Anwar because it believed that he was the most suitable person to complete the transformation and was a “common choice“. He is also said to be “widely accepted by everyone in the Opposition“.
But is he accepted by the people?
Indicating signs (wink wink) that there will be a by election in Permatang Pauh soon (my thoughts, my words in italics), Guan Eng said “We hope he is allowed to take his rightful place in Parliament the soonest possible“.
Permatang Pauh in Penang is currently held by Anwar’s wife, Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, for two terms already, and has hinted that she would give way to her husband, by quiting her seat, and paving the way for a by election so that he can make a comeback.
Do I see some people cursing and cussing already?
It’s a pity to see Azizah leave her seat and Malaysian’s political scene. She is brave woman and had been quite an inspiration to many. She has grown much in terms of political stature through the years.
I watched her closely in Parliament (when I was a journalist covering the Dewan Rakyat), and although she was the lone PKR MP, she held her head high. She looked always so serene and calm, and would never utter a bad word against (then) Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in the August House.
But perhaps, she has considered for years (and perhaps so do DAP), that to have Anwar back in Parliament, would definitely give BN and most importantly UMNO, a run for their money.
People asked me if I were pro-Anwar. I tell them I am pro-CHANGE. pro-A NEW MALAYSIA, pro-A RAKYAT MALAYSIA and definitely pro-A WORLD WITHOUT UMNO.
Someone said having a new PM like defence minister Najib Tun Razak is also change. I say, DEFINITELY NOT. A PM that comes from UMNO means there is no change and there will never be any change.
Now people, do you get it?