The fact that Kak Wan was not even granted an audience to show that she had the majority support, including that from the man eventually chosen as the MB, will always play on people's minds no matter what is said.
The repercussions of PKR' eventual capitulation to the palace's choice remain to be seen. But it wouldn't be far-fetched to postulate that PKR's capitulation will cost the party dearly in terms of the voters' confidence in their leaders to stand by their own convictions, let alone by the voters' hope.
Pas' reputation, if any is left, is not only in tatters but really not worth two cents. In the long, tiring and farcical run up to to the
Pas has shown not only that it utterly cannot be relied on as a partner, but that it is only interested in advancing its Islamic agenda to the exclusion of anyone else's opinion or stand, including those even of their so-called 'Erdogan' or more progressive faction's.
Pas can forget about Chinese votes.
DAP's fate isn't bright either, if Pas continues to be part of the tripartite coalition.
DAP is bound to lose a substantial number of their own voters (including yours truly) who will feel uncomfortable with Pas around.
All in all, the road to Putrajaya for Pakatan as a tripartite coalition is closed, because voters can't trust, and won't stand by, their leaders who themselves can't be trusted to stand by their own convictions.
The only winners are those who want to see a viable political alternative to dUMNo's long hegemony eliminated, and those who stand to benefit by it.