So far, we have seen that Deepak and Bala may have well tipped the scale against Najib on a personal level, but to what advantage to Pakatan Rakyat?
Finally, somehow, private investigator P Balasubramaniam is back in Kuala Lumpur. I do not know how much money (if any) has been paid into what account to “persuade” PI Bala that he should become the White Knight coming to rescue the people, this nation from the plundering and pillaging of the Barisan Nasional government.
I do not know what has been promised to Bala to ensure that his personal safety will be guaranteed.
I do not know and I do not care because we will never know the whole truth – not even if Pakatan Rakyat is to win this coming general election.
What we do know is that with the coming back of Bala to Malaysia, another nail has been hammered into Najib Tun Razak’s coffin. Another nail into Umno and Barisan Nasional’s coffins, too.
Whether enough nails have been hammered into these coffins will not be known until after the general election – but be warned, the stakes are getting higher by the day.
We know that in Malaysian politics it is a “winner takes all” situation. Everybody in the opposition and all of us who support Pakatan Rakyat – including Bala – understand what that means.
And more critical so do Umno and Barisan Nasional. “Tiada maaf” for those on the losing side.
So take sides if you must. All the “berani mati” foot soldiers must now take their position at the front of the army for Pakatan or BN, and be prepared to face whatever comes their way.
For Bala, I know this: he has considered all options, financially and on a personal level. Like many others, he knows that he has to make a stand if he is to have any advantage over the result of the 13th general election.
So far, we have seen that Deepak Jaikishan and Bala may have well tipped the scale against Najib on a personal level, but to what advantage to Pakatan?
I tell you that it is of no advantage to Pakatan at all. It only helps Muhyiddin Yassin and Dr Mahathir Mohamad in their effort to gain control of Umno.
Deepak and Bala are damaged goods. I believe it would do Pakatan good to steer clear of damaged goods because collaboration with them are double-edged. With the resources that Najib and Umno have, who is to tell us that these damaged goods will not, once again, switch allegiance when it comes to what matters most – their own personal self.
I no longer trust this Umno-led BN government now under Najib. Nor will I trust it under any subsequent Umno-appointed prime minister in the foreseeable future.
Just as I do not trust any attorney-general, any inspector-general of police, any minister, anybody whose appointment was the handwork of this BN government.
I would rather that Pakatan take the high road – that of decency, integrity and doing the right thing by all of us – and I know that it is a road less travelled by Malaysian politicians.
But if we are to have real change, that is the only way to go. Is that not the way Pakatan has promised us that it will take on its way to Putrajaya?
CT Ali is a reformist who believes in Pakatan Rakyat’s ideologies. He is a FMT columnist.