Pakatan facing severe crisis. Wait, this is not me Pakatan-bashing. This is Lim Kit Siang's views. Read the full interview, "I'm worried about Pakatan's future", with mySinChew.
Kit Siang has been in politics long enough to sense when things go wrong, and why they go wrong. Besides internal problems, Pakatan Rakyat has failed to achieve maturity and fulfill the promises it made to the people.The DAP strongman is particularly concerned with the lack of urgency among the Pakatan leaders, especially in Selangor, in facing the crisis.
In Pekan a day earlier Najib Tun Razak said it too, but of course he did not share Kit's concern. The PM may have be savoring the moment:”Now that they have come to power, they realise that governing is not as simple as when they were talking as the voice of the Opposition. We can see that the people are starting to question the decisions made by several Opposition-led states and their credibility in handling certain local issues. All these problems of late are due to their inability to keep their promises made during the last general election and their failure to take into consideration the views of the people." [Najib: Opposition discovering it is not easy to govern - The Star]
I've decided that Pakatan's main problem in the states they government (except Kelantan) is their inability to shake off their "Opposition" mentality. Instead of focusing on the business of governing, the state governments have been rather preoccupied with trying to find the faults of the previous (BN) government and blaming it for its woes.
A year and a half has gone by and a lot of the promises made during PRU12 could have been fulfilled, so why haven't they been fulfilled, as LKS said?
You tell me. But let me remind you, I'm not interested in PR-bashing here. I live and I now work in Selangor, Pakatan's biggest catch 18 months ago, and it is my concern - more so that it is Kit Siang's - if my state government is not doing as good a job as it's supposed to.