BN today announced that they are accepting two mosquito parties – Persatuan India Malaysia and Parti Punjabi Malaysia – as their new associate members. Read the rest of the report in Umno Online.
The parties already sheltering under the BN associate umbrella are as below:
So the induction of today’s toothy twosome into the BN Hall of Fame brings the ruling coalition’s various Indian components to a grand total of seven.
- Persatuan India Malaysia (new)
- Parti Punjabi Malaysia (new)
- Malaysian Indian United Party (headed by Anwar’s erstwhile tennis buddy S. Nallakaruppan)
- Indian Progressive Front / IPF (an MIC splinter party)
- Parti Makkal Sakti (founded by a breakaway Hindraf-ian)
- PPP (a full member party, “multiracial” but dominated by Indians)
Nonetheless this “the more the merrier” joining of the club is no laughing matter to BN chairman Najib Razak.
The Umno president and his men are taking the entry of Persatuan India Malaysia and Parti Punjabi Malaysia into BN with deadly seriousness. Look at their faces in the photo below, during the important announcement.
With this, more senatorships and Datukships will be rolled out to the Indian bit players. MIUP’s Nalla is a Datuk cum Senator, while Makkal Sakti’s Thanenthiran was given a Datuk title.
Heh heh heh heh …
Does anyone doubt that the current development is an attempt at damage control in the wake of Waytha Moorthy’s departure from the Najib administration?
In the first place, Najib lacked wisdom in allowing the Hindraf MoU to break down.
Sorry to say this but the PM reminds me of a pinball machine.
He’s like the gleaming silver ball that boings from one spot to another on the pinball console in his dealing with the crises that keep cropping up.
The problem is Najib has too many consultants, advisors and gatekeepers. Worst of all, he has Dapster Khairy on his back*.
To understand the “Khairy on Najib’s back allusion”, please read Kadir Jasin’s recent blog posting ‘A monkey on my back‘ which talks about KJ.
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