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COMMENT | How 'powerful' will Parti Kuasa Rakyat be?

COMMENT | There’s a new party that will be launched tomorrow by Kamarazaman Yaakob, the older brother of Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob. It’s called Parti Kuasa Rakyat.

Although I’m not invited, I am still looking forward to being there, as I am excited whenever a new party is born.

I don't know Kamarazaman (above), although he was my contemporary in student politics. I was closer to a dedicated socialist, Hishamuddin Rais.

Of course, the prime mover of "marhainism" or "the party for the poor" was PKR president Anwar Ibrahim, although Anwar was more of an "Islamist", banding his political ideas with Islamic content.

Hishamuddin and Kamarazaman could be described, in those days, as democratic socialists. Somewhat similar to the genuine socialist Dr Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj from Sungai Siput, Perak.

Kamarazaman felt he was a victim when allegations of a political conspiracy were bandied about regarding his new party because his brother is the prime minister and an Umno leader. He should not worry what others say.

If he is genuinely interested in realigning national politics so that government policies are more friendly to the working class, then he deserves support. His party is more exciting than the...

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