Why Pakatan Rakyat won't go with Karpal Singh. Karpal Singh says here Anwar Ibrahim is not fit to fit Pakatan Rakyat. He says Anwar Ibrahim should step down as Ketua Umum.
Even if Karpal Singh was right, we will NOT see Anwar Ibrahim stepping down.
Because Pakatan Rakyat needs Anwar more than Pakatan Ralyat needs Karpal Singh.
That's the simple truth.
Nik Aziz knows it, and that's why he won't comment. Lim Kit Siang and Lim Guan Eng know it. Husam knows it. Karpal knows it. And Anwar Ibrahim, especially, knows it.
Like it or not, Pakatan Rakyat is mince meat without Anwar Ibrahim. Pakatan Rakyat needs Anwar Ibrahim more than Pakatan needs Karpal Singh.
In the end, Karpal Singh's outburst will be reduced to "just his personal view".
General February 09, 2009 00:51 AM
Karpal Expressing His Personal Views, Says Anwar
IPOH, Feb 9 (Bernama) -- Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said DAP chairman Karpal Singh was only expressing his personal views in hitting out at him and that this would not jeopardise unity in the Pakatan Rakyat alliance of PKR-DAP-PAS.
The Permatang Pauh member of parliament said Karpal Singh's tirade against him today was because he (Anwar) did not agree with the decision by the DAP leader to take legal action against Sultan Azlan Shah of Perak for asking Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin to resign as Menteri Besar.
Anwar, who is also Pakatan Rakyat chief, also denied Karpal Singh's allegation that he was responsible for bringing "party hopping culture" into the opposition coalition.
Met by reporters at the Perak Menteri Besar's residence here Sunday night, Anwar also said that he would be meeting Karpal Singh to thrash out the issue.
He was responding to Karpal Singh's remarks at a press conference in Penang earlier that Anwar was not fit to lead the Pakatan Rakyat because of his propensity to seek defectors from the Barisan Nasional to shore up the Pakatan Rakyat and "creating trouble" in the opposition coalition.
Also present were PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang and DAP deputy chairman, Tan Seng Giaw.
However, DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang and his son Lim Guan Eng, who is DAP secretary general and Chief Minister of Penang, did not turn up at the residence tonight to show support for the embattled menteri besar although it had been reported that they would come.
Nizar has defied the Sultan's order and made the residence his "seat of government".
p.s. Btw, who's there if Anwar Ibrahim were to step down? Considering that Karpal Singh has also blamed Lim Kit Siang and Lim Guan Eng for the current mess in Pakatan Rakyat, that leaves a small pool of potential succesors. Azmin of PKR? Husam from PAS? Ibrahim Ali the Independent candidate?
So who do you think will make the best Opposition leader? by Pasquale
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