Ten strategic moves by Pakatan Rakyat
FMT LETTER: From Dr Raken, via e-mail
An analysis of the Kajang by-election without fear or favour:
1 Khalid is a wonderful business man – a straight forward corporate figure. A hard core politician like Anwar in Selangor is a good strategic move in the wake of Barisan’s onslaught to take back Selangor at all cost.
2 Selangor is the gold mine state of Malaysia. Whoever rules Selangor, rules Malaysia. So changing strategies to ensure Pakatan’s rule is imperative.
3 Pakatan has to fortify its hold in Selangor to protect the minority in the wake of some desperate moves made by its opponents by stirring racial and religious issues
4 Internal issues within Pakatan must be resolved immediately. The decision for Anwar to be in Selangor will avert another Kedah episode
5 Penang is fine with Lim Guan Eng. Shifting Anwar from Penang to Selangor is a strategic move to fill the vacuum in Selangor.
6 Anwar is a veteran in politics with all the expertise and exposure and he knows the in-and-out of his opponents. His political acumen is imperative for balance of power in Selangor
7 DAP is in Penang. PAS is in Kelantan. PKR must be Selangor’s at all cost to serve the most demanding state in Malaysia.
8 If Penang, Kelantan and Selangor are ruled well and prudently, this is the testimony for its promotion to Putrajaya to play a role at the Federal level.
9 Selangor has the most number of informed decision voters in the country who vote based on facts and figures. Anwar’s presence in Selangor will ensure, governance, integrity and a continuous success story
10 Anwar as the coalition leader of the Pakatan needs a strong base from where he can operate. This is truly political strategy.
The writer is senior lecturer in Strategic Management for MBA programmes