Raggie Jessy Rithaudeen
Let’s call a spade a spade today, shall we?
Take it from me – I am firmly with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and “his opposition,” and no force in the world can change that come hell or high water.
But that having been said, let me be the first to state, in no uncertain terms, that the Federal opposition is suffering from “complete tactical failure” on all fronts.
Thankfully, it is reversible.
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is to blame for the mess the opposition currently is in, I grant you that. The DAP is also to blame for being too blind to see the obvious, I grant you that too.
But if your strategy is to believe, that the group which spawned “a band of traitors” will not spawn more traitors, you’re to blame as well.
It’s called “not having learnt your lesson,” it’s called being “overconfident.” We all know that Anwar spells ‘trouble’, and we all saw how his very existence in Pakatan Harapan gave rise to a “band of traitors” who wanted to get as far away from him as possible.
But what did we do?
Sure, we tried to form a new block and did this and that, but at the end of the day, did we try and pressure the DAP and AMANAH to make a firm stand, i.e., “us or Anwar?”
I doubt we did.
And even if we did, we did not do enough.
What made us think that Anwar would not give rise to yet another band of traitors?
Nothing of this sort has ever happened, and it should have dawned upon all of us ages ago that the books on strategy need rewriting.
But all we did was “beat the same old drum,” hoping that this time, there would be a new outcome.
Is that not called wishful thinking?
The solution is simple – everyone needs to get as far away as possible from Anwar, and we need to do it yesterday.
If we cannot get the DAP and AMANAH to declare that they want nothing to do with Anwar, we need to take a bold step forward, and say, “we do not want anything to do with the DAP and AMANAH.”
The next step would then be for us to build on our own strength and wait for parliament to be dissolved. Nobody is going to win the election, so we may as well plan how to get 20 – 30 seats.
But if we can get the DAP and AMANAH to declare that they want nothing to do with Anwar and accept Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as opposition leader, Muhyiddin is gone.
Not next month, not next week, but possibly even by Friday.
So accept the fact that the Federal opposition is suffering from a “complete tactical failure” and do something.
If we band together and throw Anwar under the bus, we can all kiss Muhyiddin bye-bye in the blink of an eye.