Anwar offers candy if Pakatan form govtPosted: April 15, 2008
Here’s a little something for some thought:
Anwar: 20% royalties for Sabah if Pakatan forms govt
KUALA LUMPUR: If Pakatan Rakyat forms the Federal Government, Sabah will get up to 20% of royalties from oil and gas and timber, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said.
More schools would be built and help would be given to the poor there, he told reporters after a rally to celebrate the end of his exile from active politics at the Sultan Sulaiman Club field here last night.
He reiterated that the Pakatan Rakyat government is ready to form the Federal Government and was now waiting for the right time and the right numbers.
He said they had already secured the number of MPs but Pakatan Rakyat wanted to form the Federal Government with a strong majority and that none of the MPs had been bought over.
As to who from Pakatan Rakyat should be the Prime Minister, he said he did not see why PKR president Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail could not be the first Malaysian woman Prime Minister.
However, he cautioned that any decision made by Pakatan Rakyat would be done through consensus.
Full article here.
Me thinks (and humbly so), that this is not very ethical. Given, that politics has never really been on ethical grounds anyway, but still..
But then again, I guess I could argue with myself a little here, and say that, whatever it is, at least he’s being open about it. No beating around the bush, no hiding under tables. Everything is laid out, nice and proper. “I’m TELLING you, and everyone else who wants to know, what you would get if you do this and this and this..”, is almost what it seems like.
And then of course, it’s a give and take situation. You give me something, and I’ll give you something in return. An age-old system that works till this day. Some would call it a win-win situation, which I wouldn’t deny. After all, it IS to the interest of the Sabah state government, if they were to defect over to Pakatan Rakyat, because they would be getting this and this and this.
Or so says Anwar.
Whatever the case, I appreciate his openness about this. At least he’s being truthful about what he intends to do, and doesn’t give two hoots about who hears about it in the process.
He’s putting up a challenge, straight up at Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. A challenge right as his face. I wonder if he sees it.