Sunday, July 27, 2014

UMNO Wait Impatiently for PR Break-up

Pakatan Rakyat's inability to unseat Khalid Ibrahim may well work in favor of UMNO-BN – the latter now believe that they have a fighting chance of wresting control of Selangor from PR should snap elections be held.
 
Selangor opposition leader Shamsudin Lias said it as much when he told the Malay Mail Online that they have been diligently preparing for state polls – he saw it as a golden opportunity for UMNO and BN. I daresay, he sounded more than hopeful. More so when talk is swirling that PR may even break up.
 
Already, a fissure is flourishing between PAS and their PR allies, PKR and DAP, following Abdul Hadi Awang's (left) public support of Khalid Ibrahim to stay on as state menteri besar, despite the latter having lost favor with the two parties.
 
I know UMNO are happy to see this happening. And if PR tear apart, PAS may well end up in UMNO’s embrace. I cannot imagine PAS going it alone because then they will become quite insignificant.
 
If there are snap polls, the people of Selangor, must ONCE AGAIN ENSURE THAT UMNO-BN LOSE! Surely, we do not want the return of the UMNO era. The pre-2008 period should remain buried in the dustbin of history.
 
On Thursday, I was at Bandar Baru Sri Petaling to attend the Satu Hati Toastmasters meeting. I hadn’t planned on doing any speech beyond undertaking my meeting role as Table Topics Evaluator. But Aamir Javid’s eleventh hour pullout paved the way for me to deliver CC speech #3 titled “Women! Women! Women!” – Round 9 of Project 15. My evaluator was Division P Governor, Andrew Tan. After all, I wouldn’t miss a chance to give a speech if the opportunity presents itself.
 
Generally, it was a good meeting and I have always enjoyed Satu Hati meetings. A 7 over 10 score for this meeting.











 

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