PKR signals war to DAP in Sarawak

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TMI – PKR names candidates for 15 ‘non-negotiable’ Sarawak seats (extracts):

Dr Jayakumar made the announcement on behalf of PKR elections director Nurul Izzah Anwar, the Lembah Pantai MP who was barred from entering Sarawak earlier in the day.

He said the 15 seats were deemed “non-negotiable”, ahead of talks with partners DAP and Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) in Pakatan Harapan.

The term ‘non-negotiable’, especially used among supposed allies, is undeniably arrogant, combative, preemptively negates options for cooperative discussions or comprises, and smacks of a lamentably nasty ‘ketuanan’ mentality, but then PKR has this selfish habit of making unilateral public announcement on seat allocations while never fails to get the goat of its allies.

Apart from a propensity to seize the lion’s share of Pakatan seat allocation, PKR has been known to want a monopoly on mixed ethnic constituencies (on whatever nebulous basis it has claimed as its party credentials) while at the same time avariciously eyes the attractive blue ribbon seats with Chinese majority in which DAP has traditionally contested.

Thus, we would expect PKR in claiming it’s a multi-racial party to want most or all of the mixed-ethnic seats while at the same to also demand a sizable chunk of the blue-ribbon Chinese-majority seats as well, two humongous gluttonous bites of thecherry chiku (sapodilla, manilkara zapota).