Saturday 29 March 2008

The 'Autumn' of Discontent

Fallen Leaves Rotting

Like the falling of leaves in autumn, BN component party members seem to be wanting to drop out from their political parties.

However, this seems to be a case of too many potential defectors falling out too quickly and too soon?

A report in China Press yesterday (28 March 2008) stated that, Selangor Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) is "troubled" and "concerned" by the huge number of Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties' members applying to join the party.

The report goes on to say that not only are the "defectors" abandoning ship, they are also bringing along "other recruits", prompting PKR division leaders to be on their guard, since they are understandably worried that they might be embarking trouble since the early mass defections may turn out to be less advantageous than it may first appear.

Some of the defectors could even perhaps be troublemakers, fifth columnists, or double agents!

BN is a sinking ship, so it is not unusual that the rats will be deserting it en-mass.

The BN is sinking, let's quickly abandon ship!

Sources have said that in the two weeks since the general election, which was held on 8 March 2008, some PKR divisions have given out more than 2,000 membership application forms each, and most of these application forms have been completed and returned to the respective divisions.

The sources also pointed out that amongst those crossing over to the party are previous and current branch and divisional leaders from BN component parties (UMNO, MCA, Gerakan and MIC, etc.).

These BN component party grass-root leaders are apparently bringing along with them many of their followers and supporters, raising the concern of some PKR division leaders who are worried that the defectors may eventually pose a possible threat to the PKR in general and the divisions concerned in particular.

Festina lente PKR
Hasten slowly PKR


Mr Bojangles said...

Such a beautiful picture.

Don't debase it and all the glory of mother nature by likening those colors to opportunists and pond hoppers.

More like fleas exciting the body of a dead rat.

mindful mariner said...

Mr Bogangles, Many thanks for your comments.
A thousand apologies if mother nature was offended, the analogy of the fleas and the dead rat it is much more apt.