DSAI is presently just short of 30 MPs for PR to legimately form a government. Enticing a mass cross-over from BN into joining PR is obviously the easiest way out.
Such defection moves would inevitably give rise to questions of whether they are acting within the spirit of democracy since the defected MPs had been voted in under the banners of their respective parties by the electorate.
It is a contentious issue. However, our immediate concern is not on this point. What boggles the mind is how stable would the new government be!
I am not here to cast doubt on DSAI's leadership capability. Anwar is certainly charismatic as a political leader and he has a sound track record in the government of DM before he was removed in 1998.
Say, with a defection of 30 MPs, the required margin for PR to take over the helm of the state, would the new government with a weak majority be stable?
If the 30 MPs are enticed to cross over, then subsequently BN may resort to the same tactics to buy some back to unsettle the government of DSAI. Then, our government may end up to be quite wobbly, sure enough, then, Malaysia may be at risk of driving away even more investors.
Best, of course, if the defected MPs are deeply committed to PR to push for reforms to make Malaysia an even better nation. That would surely be the wish of all right-thinking Malaysians.
Let's see what is going to unfold!
3 days ago