I see in the chatter of the various blogs and facebook that questions are being asked if Anwar has got the balls to keep PAS in line? Or more specifically the loose cannons within PAS in line? You have started to question Anwar’s resolve to make Pakatan Rakyat ‘fighting fit’ for what is to come in the next General Elections. Some of you are beginning to mutter aloud that maybe it is better that we stick to the devil that we know then the devil that we don’t. After all these Politicians are all-alike!
And who are these people that say these things? I do not know them but I am sure they do so because they want Anwar to do the right thing – to lead Pakatan Rakyat to victory at the next GE. Let us get one thing out of the way. Anwar is not alone.
There is Lim Kit Siang. What has that old man not gone through…..and yet there are still some amongst you that dare to infer that he has something to do with putting Guan Eng as CM of Penang. And even if he did – he chose the right CM. The last Transparency International statement praised his work against corruption in Penang. That is a good enough endorsement for me that Guan Eng is doing a good job in Penang. Kit Siang is there shoulder to shoulder with Anwar -at par.
There is Zaid. There is Karpal. Jui Meng. Even that other old man Tok Guru to guide and offer advice to PR when required. They are a formidable lot . All tried and tested and they with Anwar will lead Pakatan Rakyat. Not Anwar by himself.
Now back to Anwar. It has taken him eleven years to get to where he is now. Let us not forget the Black Eye, time in Prison and the physical and mental pressure of someone over 60 years old doing what he is doing now – going against UMNO. Yes I know that all UMNO has is money – but with money in their pocket whatever foolish things they say can pass for wise ones!
So in himself Anwar must surely think everyday that he must not make one wrong move if he is to take PR to victory. And then there is always the formidable team within PR that will NOT allow him to do the wrong thing. Look at the Team we have and then look at UMNO – it is like comparing a langsat to a mango. And not just any mango – we are the mango from Pakistan !
But we are all human -and we make mistake. But I think within every PR leaders, in the center of their body, there is an absolute solid will that is resolve to do everything they can to change things for the better.
As for us – we must be resolute in our commitment to ourselves – not to others – but to ourselves. That we will do what is right for our country and for ourselves. The jury might still be out on whether PR is ready – whether they have the resolve to win – whether they deserve our support. That decision is for you and you alone to make. But keep your council to yourself. Speak with those that will hear you out and give you their honest opinion. Then you make your own decision.
But do not question the resolve of PR leaders to win the next election. People like you and me, like Pak Lah and Ku Li can put in our two cents worth from our safe and comfortable living room sitting in front of our PC – but those guys work 24/7 – day in day out without respite. Go to Anwar’s house and see the people waiting to see him. Follow Kit Siang around and see what the Old man is up too in any single day. These people are out there walking their talk. So before you pronounce your judgment on them, - think.