BN component parties have expressed grave misgivings about the Red Shirts rally on 16 September:
Sabah’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) president Teo Chee Kang has reportedly denounced the rally.
United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (Upko) acting president Madius Tangau has also condemned the rally organisers.
PBB supreme council member Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah urged Sarawakians to stay away from the rally.
MCA president Liow Tiong Lai said the rally must not be allowed to proceed.
MIC president S Subramaniam said the rally may cause cause sparks that result in unrest.
Gerakan president Mah Siew Keong said the rally may worsen race relations and disrupt tourism and trade.
I suspect that there will be concerted last-minute behind-the-scenes attempts today to get the rally called off (before Najib leaves KL tomorrow?). But these are unlikely to succeed given the high-stakes game being played. (Read also Aliran’s statement ‘Red Shirts’ rally a despicable ploy to divide Malaysians’.)
It tells you how much the coalition partners’ views are worth. If I were the BN component leaders, I wouldn’t know where to hide my face.