|Monday, 22 November 2010 09:56|
Self-appointed leader of the Third Force in Malaysian politics, civil rights lawyer, Haris Ibrahim has taken on the mantle of short-listing candidates to stand under the banners of Pakatan Rakyat components, Parti Keadilan PKR Rakyat (PKR) and Democratic Action Party (DAP). I don't believe either of the two Pakatan party leaders have sanctioned Haris' initiative, for I can't imagine two key components in an alternative-government-in-waiting would surrender or privatize this important role.
In another article I had indeed asked of Haris, who also leads the online NGO People's Parliament, "Who Art Thou in Politics?", chiefly wondering why he was so "involved" in PKR inner politics when he was NOT even a card-carrying member, and that his writings were/are mainly in favor of two then appointed "top" PKR leaders who only recently abandoned the BN banner to join PKR.
Third Force: New Impediment for Change at Putrajaya
I have written that a Third Force is premature on the Malaysian political landscape when even the Pakatan Rakyat comprising PKR, DAP and PAS – the latter two having proven records of some 50 years of struggle to boast of, with PKR only a 12-year teenage growing up period – for the first time have given Malaysians the hope of a two-party system, hence the most viable coalition to replace the BN government.