“The Sabah election is a showcase of what we can expect from UMNO should parliament be dissolved, which is, its desire to dominate the 15thgeneral election with or without PPBM or PAS”
Raggie Jessy Rithaudeen
ڤيليهن راي سابه: ترڠ لاڬي برسولوه امنو ايڠين جادي بوس
Someone asked me today why PPBM and UMNO were openly trading barbs over Sabah despite the fact that the state assembly has already been dissolved on the advice of its Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal.
To this, I replied, “Malaysia is broken.”
“When you have two political entities claiming to be allies going for each other’s jugular in public, one can already surmise that things are not so good between the two despite it being the norm for allies to get on each other’s nerves.
“But when you have two political entities claiming to be allies going for each other’s jugular in public following the dissolution of a state assembly, it’s a clear sign that the alliance has collapsed even if the collapse has yet to be announced.
“At this stage, if PPBM and UMNO leaders can’t find it in themselves to contain their emotions, it simply means game over,” I added.
UMNO has been warning PPBM of its desire to wrest seats from the party come the 15thgeneral election.
Now it is has gone to the extent of suggesting that there may be three cornered fights should PPBM refuse to acknowledge that UMNO is a bigger party with bigger influence.
Yesterday, the Barisan Nasional component went so far as to state that Sabah PPBM exists due only to the acts of betrayal by a group of ‘traitors’.
If that isn’t taking things to the brink of an “out and out” war, I don’t know what is.
It’s plain as day for everyone to see the true intent of UMNO leaders, who, to this day, have refused to acknowledge that they’re PPBM partners in an official capacity.
I say this because the dissolution of the Sabah state assembly was never on the cards and took everyone by surprise, meaning, UMNO had anticipated the election to be held concurrently with the general election.
What this means, is that the Sabah election is a showcase of what we can expect from UMNO should parliament be dissolved, which is, its desire to dominate the 15th general election with or without PPBM or PAS.