Pakatan on the Defensive

Sometimes, I wonder why it seems that the Pakatan Rakyat are constantly on the defensive. While I understand that they are constantly under siege by the federal government, I sometimes wonder why they choose to be reactive rather than proactive, in handling their problems.

As the saying goes: the best defense is a good offense.

Today, we have the Selangor Menteri Besar, issuing a statement about the current state impasse, where the federal government had played the game well and put their man in as the State Secretary. This is a potentially crippling move if the top civil servant of the state is unable to work with the chief minister of the state.

As a result, the Menteri Besar is seeking an emergency state assembly meeting to amend the state constitution to return the power of state appointments, to the state. I ask myself, if they could think of this problem now, why did they not do it earlier and avoid the potentially crippling situation in the first place.

I mean, the PR governments should realise that the BN government is out to get them by hook or by crook and should behave accordingly. They should be actively engaged in plugging all the potential holes before their enemy lobs one into them. They should realise that the system was designed by the BN government and they know best how to work it. If they sit on their behinds and wait for things to happen, they will.

They really need all the help that they can get.

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Shawn Tan

Chip Doctor, Chartered Engineer, Entrepreneur, Law Graduate.

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