There he goes again! The same Timbalan Presiden PKR Mohamed Azmin Ali having delusions of grandeur making the following prediction/illusion/delusion/(delete what you think is not applicable):
Azmin: Khalid to get minister’s job if Pakatan takes Putrajaya
(The Malaysian Insider) - Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim is likely to be made a Cabinet minister if Pakatan Rakyat (PR) wins the general election, PKR deputy president Azmin Ali has said.
He told Malay daily Sinar Harian that this would mean Khalid would vacate the Selangor mentri besar’s position even if PR retains the state in the next general election.
Khalid with a straight face comments:
“Saya baca kenyataan (Azmin) dari sudut positif dan nampaknya saya boleh bekerja dalam kerajaan Persekutuan dan Negeri,” katanya kepada pemberita selepas mempengerusikan mesyuarat mingguan exco di sini hari ini.
While Setiausaha Agung PAS Datuk Mustafa Ali said:
"Yang kedua hari ini, Timbalan Presiden PKR, Azmin Ali dilaporkan media sebagai berkata, seolah-olah Selangor akan mendapat MB baru. "Ini juga tidak pernah kita bincangkan dan bakal memberikan implikasi negatif,"
And Setiausaha Politik MB Selangor Faekah Husin made her feelings on the matter plain by saying:
“Siapa Azmin untuk membuat kesimpulan begitu? Saya tidak tahu dari mana dia dapat aspirasi begitu?” kata Faekah.
Now that almost everybody, bar DSAI (for reasons best known to himself!) has had his or her say, allow me to have mine.
I wish Karpal Singh will have his say on this matter in the same way he has been forthright in his comments on issues that trouble him in the past. It amazes me that Karpal Singh, Tony Pua and those people within Pakatan Rakyat who are more than eager to make comments on matters that interest them do not bother to make public comments on what this Azmin says.
There is Azmin waving a placard saying “I WANT TO BE MB OF SELANGOR”outside Pakatan Rakyat’s HQ (wherever that may be!) and everyone walks past him without so much as a slap on his wrist for being a naughty and mischievous boy. Why?
By now every one out there in Bolehland already have an opinion on the matter and are not afraid to let anyone who will listen have an earful of what they think of this Azmin Ali. And what PKR is hoping is that if they keep quiet long enough…it will all go away!
My concern is simply this. If this is the caliber of PKR’s Timbalan Presiden then we have these thoughts to ponder:
1. If this is the best number two that PKR can offer then there is room to doubt DSAI’s thought process in accepting this person to be his designated heir.
2. Is it not time that Pakatan Rakayat leadership takes a stand as to whether Azmin is acceptable as PKR Timbalan President because their opinion of Azmin in private is already known. Cakap serupa bikin lah!
3. Do we have to put the “We want Nurrul as Timbalan Presiden” campaign again into overdrive so near to the general election?
4. Why has DSAI not just ask Azmin to “Shut up!”.
Like Berahim Berok this Azmin Ali, by his previous actions, have no place in State Politics or (heaven forbids!) politics at the Federal level. The sooner PKR understand this the better it would be for Pakatan Rakyat.
As I have said before, only Anwar can cause his own downfall. This is one other instance where what he will do to rein in Azmin will be closely monitored by all of us for any signs of weakness on DSAI’s part. Though from past history we know that nothing much will be done by DSAI, PKR or Pakatan Rakyat. And when they chose to do that then it would be fair to say that they would be regarded as being incapable of policing their own ranks.