Thursday, 26 May 2011

Cakap cakap : Wither goes DSAI?

I have said that in putting my lot with Pakatan Rakyat I will take the good with the bad but that does not mean that I will be quiet if the bad will do harm to our cause. Steady as she goes shall be our hope for those that lead Pakatan Rakyat but with all the pressure being brought upon DSAI how is he faring? The oratorical confidence he exudes and the calmness of self he exhibits: are these just physical manifestations of an individual standing while everything is falling around him?

Let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.'

What strength DSAI must have had to withstand being dismissed from the DPM’s post! The Sodomy 1 Trial. The beating by the IGP. The Corruption conviction and the years spent in solitary imprisonment. And now Sodomy II and the Carcosa tapes. Those are the epic struggles he has faced. We must not forget the other peripheral struggles. The loss of Perak, seeking refuge in the Turkish embassy, Bala SD turn around, the trouble in Selangor, the supposed take over of the Federal Government on September 16th after the 12th General Election, Zaid leaving PKR and the shambles of the PKR party’s election. All these pains, disappointment and humiliation were self-inflicted. With the right advice and counsel from wise advisors all could have all been avoided. Simply put DSAI had only himself to blame. But where were his minders?    

And now he is in the fight of his life. He is no longer 51 – the age he was dismissed as DPM. He is now 63. If his political will to fight BN is not to be questioned then his physical ability to undergo another bruising fight with UMNO for the 13th general election will have to be questioned.

Is he able to grasp the political realities of what is really happening within his orbit or is a sense of deja vu creeping in….a sense that he has seen it all before and now he is going through it all again and it will be alright in the end! UMNO is counting on it. BN is counting on it but if this continues Pakatan Rakyat will be adversely affected because of it.

And so my question to DSAI and his minders is this: When will DSAI be the solution to the problems that Pakatan Rakyat has rather then be part of the problem?