Malaysiakini has this report by correspondent Beh Li Yi headlined : Win a ‘defining moment for nation” which can be read in full http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/88645 Anwar’s statement,” “I thank the voters and consider this as a very defining moment in our history. This is in pursuant to the clamour and demand for change that you have seen during the March 8 general election,”
In football that March 8 date was the first quarter of the match and PKR was leading 1-0.The agenda and tactics were “New Dawn for Malaysia” Yesterday the 26th of August voters of Permatang pauh has given it 2-0 at halftime. “Giant Leap for Malaysia” Strange but i do like to play with numbers and what does 15671 signify( 1+5+6+7+1 = 20) that makes 2+0 = 20 Also means 2-0 to Anwar. BN after the last GE did some post mortem but to me its not enough.
I wrote early this morning on Politcal.”Wave,Tsunami,After Shocks-Sarawak Next which can be read by clicking here https://audie61.wordpress.com/2008/08/26/politicalwavetsunamiafter-shocksarawak-next-malaysiakini/ I stressed the importance of facing the Realities of “Peoples Power” Simple half time talk by Anwar is to go for the kill. 2-0 according to a former Sarawak football coach Alan Vest is the most dangerous scoreline.
At breakfast I shared my thoughts with a YB and a PBB youth exco and they do agree. How does Sarawak do it..? Back to the drawing boards and the CM is the football coach and he needs his players to pull together. Afterall with 26 years experience he also knows that 45 minutes in the game there is another 45 to go with extra minutes added in for injuries or time added on.
Anwar of course will remain tight lipped but his next goal will be to score a 3-0. That means if you think about it he needs 30 MPs to crossover. September 16th will be just the 60 minutes mark and Anwar will not stop just there in his pursuit to be the PM and re shape the government. For now he is due to take his oath on the 28th and his statement,” “I will take the oath, discuss and meet with the Pakatan leaders first and then announce (the next step),” He does need to get some much needed sleep and I do understand after this “mother of all battles” where he face the might of the BN machinery and yet came up truimphant.
To me is simple.What next BN? Don’t tell me we are not under attack or under siege. In football terms we are under attack from all flanks. How do we stop this? There are so many political analyst,political science graduates,master tacticians and most of them were in BN before. How come they suddenly turn against BN? A true football supporter never changes his colours example MU born Manchester United will not support suddenly a London team say Chelsea or Tottenham. A football supporter is a living example of “LOYALTY TO THE TEAM THROUGH RAINY DAYS OR SUNSHINE” I can talk on this subject as I followed the Leeds Service crew boys in the 80s and they travel the length and breadth of the country. Their allegience Leeds United football team. They shout themselves hoarse,they pay their own fares,expenses and why for the “Love and Heart” in support of the team.
BN needs to reengineer,reinvent,redo and if not by the next GE they will be REPLACED. I am talking from the heart. Afterall our forefathers fought with their heart and soul for a cause and why can’t we RELIVE their dreams. There are many political analysis on this subject and it takes “True sincerity to go back to our roots” Every political party knows where their roots lie and of course after many battles there is a time where we call “Time and take Stock” Imagine your football team is under attack from the wings put three instead of just one person to mark that dangerous move. Tactics in politics are no different from a football match where they are also strategies,manouverings,defensive,attacks and listening to the sideline COACHES. Pakatan has done well but all is not well too. The captain must know how to rally his troops to go for 3-0,or 4-0 or 5-0.
We do wish Anwar Ibrahim and his supporters a well done and a pat on your backs but remember BN will not just sit down and take it lightly. The people have spoken but as in any football match its all over after the referee blows the whistle. The “mother of all battles” has just been completed but the war still rages on. Democracy has lived on and its anybodys guess in the immediate future what more is there in MALAYSIABOLEHLAND…Its only “HT halftime”..