Remember the times when Anwar Ibrahim kept on telling us that he has the numbers?
Anwar is portraying himself as a person that has full control of the situation and trying to make us believe that the so called froggies are clamouring around him in full support. And it is all through their own voluntary conviction.
But, if we analyse all his actions, I can only see that Anwar Ibrahim, in the effort to throw away the sodomy charges, has turned himself into a beggar politician.
We can only be naive if we think that he did not entice the Barisan Nasional MPs with money and position of power. We would be dumb to think that when PKR MPs chased the Barisan MPs all the way to Taiwan, we deemed that as nothing short of appropriate.
Now I am not saying he does not have the numbers. But I have a tough time reconciling the idea of him having the popular “de facto majority” and the contradictory reality in which he actually begged for it.
Picture this, if Anwar had kept on reminding us again and again that he has the bloody numbers, then why was he so panicky that he had to get his MPs to go to Taiwan and beg for their support? He knows that when the date of September 16 was fast approaching, he had no choice but to make that last ditch effort.
Tian Chua, the chief propaganda of PKR can justify his intention all he wants. But from what I saw when reading his body language, he made himself look like a desperate salesman trying to fulfill an impossible quota before the deadline looms nearer.
“It has created publicity that the MPs are there to avoid a regime change back home and the Taiwanese society do not want to be part of that process. They do not want to be part of any corruption or transactions to stop a democratic transformation of Malaysia,” he said.
“This is a significant trip for us. We are sharing the same hotel with the Barisan MPs and hope to share with them how Taiwan has developed from a dictatorship to a healthy democracy with checks and balance.”
Can you believe this guy? If the Taiwanese do not want to be part of any corruption then for certain they would not support Tian Chua’s effort. We know a few MPs had come forward with allegations that Pakatan Rakyat are bribing them to cross over don’t we? So, what is up Tian Chua? Feeling a wee bit demented are we?
And he wants to share how Taiwan became a democracy? He wants to teach the BN MPs about this? How will you do that when you yourself do not respect democracy?
He further add;
He said Taiwan and Malaysia shared a similar background and the former, after 50 years of dictatorship, had managed to transform its politics into a vibrant two-party system.
“That is something we should learn from them,” he said
Basically Tian Chua wanted Malaysia to be just like Taiwan’s parliament. We look forward to the day when our parliamentary sessions will look like this;
Okay, lets move away from that joker Tian Chua and come back to his boss, Anwar Ibrahim.
People have asked me several times whether he does or does not have the numbers. In my honest opinion, Anwar never had enough MPs to begin with. At least, he does not have any confirmed assurances. This is based on his contradictory statements that were reported;
The Opposition leader said he would even give Abdullah the list of names of Barisan MPs wanting to defect at their meeting.
Asked why he still refused to give the exact number of defecting MPs, or their names, Anwar replied there was fear the MPs would be detained or harassed.
Now, if he is afraid to announce the names of his so called froggies fearing that they will be detained or harrassed, why then is he willing to give the list of those same names to Pak Lah? Logically, won’t Pak Lah, right after the meeting, direct some people to harrass and detain those froggies?
Is this not a laughable statement by Anwar? But this is of course not a laughing matter.
If Anwar had said that he has more than 31 MPs in his bag and the numbers is growing by the hours, then by now, he should have the whole MPs in parliament by his side! How many hours had lapsed since last Tuesday? 120 hours?
120 + 31 MPs + 82 opposition members = More than enough seats to be a dictator.
I know what he was saying was only rhetoric. But with such sheer confidence (outwardly at most), Anwar should just get all those 100 over MPs he got from Barisan Nasional to join him in his press conference that day.
Right after the general election in March, Anwar immediately flew to Sarawak. It was alleged that he met the most senior active politician in Malaysia currently – Datuk Patinggi Taib Mahmud. Anwar offered Taib Mahmud the position of Deputy Prime Minister if he and his party would crossover to Pakatan Rakyat. Is this not a form of bribery too?
Taib Mahmud declined the offer. And it was only due to his loyalty and reverence towards Tun Dr Mahathir.
Why is Anwar so desperate in toppling this current government? It can only be one thing. His current sodomy trial.
When his bluff last Tuesday was called by the Prime Minister, Anwar has to make another diversionary tactic. On Tuesday, he requested 4 issues to be addressed by the Prime Minister. Because he was caught with his pants down when the Prime Minister throw the ball in his court, Anwar now is calling for an emergency parliament session.
And he made it a point to stress that this session must be held by 23rd September 2008. Not a day after that.
See how desperate a beggar can be? He is even more desperate to be the prime minister than Najib or Ku Li. And that, is really telling. Leader of the Opposition should act as a leader of the opposition. Not as a megalomaniac.
How all the supporters of Pakatan Rakyat could not see through this smokescreen is beyond me. For the love of God people, WAKE UP!