Monday, January 15, 2018

Don't Leave PSM Out in the Cold

Parti Sosialis Malaysia are seeking talks with Pakatan Harapan with a view to finding a formula for collaboration in facing GE14. 

“We are prepared to cooperate with them as we consider ourselves part of the opposition, but they are not giving us space to talk”, PSM’s Dr Michael Jeyakumar (left) told FMT. 

It seems they took the initiative to ask PKR to decide on the matter as far back as two years ago – but all they get was a run-around. 

The two-term Sungai Siput MP said: “The whole point of democracy is to give the public different options. If our option is the same as PKR’s, then we should have joined PKR in the first place, but the fact is we didn’t and this shows that we have a different vision for the country”. 

A valid point. And he correctly added: “A healthy democracy is about allowing different visions to be promoted”. 

I support PSM to be included in the opposition coalition. After all, the party have been supporting PH all this while. 

Be warned! If the above is not resolved, PSM will have no choice but to contest under their own party logo. 

And if PSM were to go it alone – they will battle it out with PH and BN in 3-cornered fights for the few seats PSM are eyeing. 

When that happens, PH will be the losers! 

All PSM wanted was a chance to earn their place in the sun. 

Learn to share, PKR! Let’s be all-inclusive. Isn’t that what being a Malaysian is all about?

[For more info background on the PSM dilemma, kindly check out this link: http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2018/01/13/psm-to-use-own-logo-tells-ph-critics-to-grasp-history/].

Toastmasters Meet @ THE POD had a meeting on Saturday. As always, good learning, good sharing and good fellowship.

Again, I was the Toastmaster-of-the-Morning.

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