Monday, September 8, 2008


SEPT 7 - Over the last few days, Gerakan's Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon has been sending out an SOS of sorts to close friends in government and the Barisan Nasional.

The gist of this message was that he alone could not hold the line against the rising tide of party members who wanted Gerakan to ditch the ruling coalition.

The way he put it, he was facing a critical situation and only the strategic intervention by the BN leadership could help. If he tried to fight the momentum on his own, he would be swept aside.

Officials in government who know the former Penang chief minister well say that he is prone to over-dramatising and is not above political posturing if it serves his ultimate goal of protecting his position.

In this case, the BN officials speculated after receiving word from Koh, that he was preparing them for a piece of bad news, and making sure they understood that he had tried his best and should be absolved of blame if Gerakan cut its links with the Umno-led coalition.


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