By Azrin Muhammad
IF you want to tell the story of a heated conversation, there is no other name worthy of being called “King” than People’s Justice Party (PKR) vice president Rafizi Ramli.
Still with more than a spoonful of gravy, Rafizi loudly rejected Perikatan Nasional (PN) president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s invitation to join in the next election.
Playing only the role of vice president, Rafizi this time appeared more ferocious than his president, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, to lead a party that was seen sinking and disappearing from the radar.
However, Rafizi’s power-crazy nature was again obscured when he insisted that the decision was made at last Wednesday’s Pakatan Harapan (PH) meeting.
“PN wants to join a Malay party that is said to be better than Barisan Nasional (BN) on the grounds that PH is not Malay enough.
“We let the PN stick with this offer, we (PH) stick to the previous principle that we must join all the races,” he said after the Ayuh Malaysia Truck Tour program in Paroi last weekend.
Earlier, Muhyiddin urged all opposition party leaders to consider reopening the door of negotiations with PN if they consider BN to be the main enemy in the 15th General Election (GE-15).
He said, PH supports the decision to find a leader who is honest, competent to administer and does not involve racial feelings.
Muhyiddin’s sarcastic words clearly show that the PN does not have enough support like in the previous elections.
The drama of Rafizi’s “rejection” of Muhyiddin’s proposal is actually a sign of the episode of division between the PH party and the party under the auspices of the PN.
The more divided they are, the smaller the number of seats in their party. It will eat itself as their influence is also reduced in the face of GE-15.