As the opposition coalition Pakatan finalises its candidate list for the 13th general election, I have a few words of advice for Pas.
Please do not try to push for a lion's share of seats you want to contest, if you are thinking to do so, because to do so is a sure way to frighten off the undecided voters, especially the Chinese and Indians.
If you grab the lion's share of the seats to contest among your other coalition partners, even those who have made up their mind to vote Pakatan may think twice.
Do not think that the Malaysian voters have accepted you in toto.
They have agreed to support you, generally, because they want a strong Pakatan to kick out Umno and the rest of their dinosaur brood.
Not that they love you per se.
Most of us do not mind voting for you because of Anwar's promise of a more inclusive Malaysia, where everyone, irrespective of race, will have a place in the sun and not being discriminated against.
Committing to fighting against corruption and for good governance, wise and prudent fiscal and financial management of the nation's economy, restoration of independence and trust to public and state institutions, among others, are the minimum we expect and look forward to from Pakatan.
You are not there (and this applies too to your other coalition partners PKR and DAP) to get more power for yourself.
You are there to serve the people.
If you think that serving the people is only secondary to your agenda of establishing an Islamic state and hudud, you should, in all honesty, leave the Pakatan coalition - even at this penultimate moment - even if this will mean that Umno and the rest of their brood will continue in power for another five, ten or fifteen years until the country goes bankrupt.
Please maintain a sense of balance and don't let the real prospect of getting to Putrajaya go to your head.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Some Words Of Advice For Pas
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