“Only the mob and the elite can be attracted by the momentum of totalitarianism itself. The masses have to be won by propaganda.”
- Hannah Arendt
COMMENT | PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution Ismail, one of the shrewder political operatives in play, recently attempted to wave the race card in an attempt to bolster PKR’s ketuanan bona fides.
The problem with PKR is not that it wants the Malay vote. Everybody, including the DAP, should want the Malay vote, but rather how it goes about fishing for it.
Terengganu PKR chief Azan Ismail, hoping this issue will gain traction, said: “We urge the finance minister and prime minister to state their stand on this matter and what will guarantee bumiputera equity ownership.”
This basically means that PKR is attempting to...