The three corner fight in Batu Sapi, Sabah, is a perfect example of STUPIDITY.
SAPP is either out of touch, being paid handsomely by BN to kacau daun and split the votes so that PKR will not have a chance in neither heaven nor hell to win the seat, or spectacularly stupid.
SAPP should just have consolidated their position by aligning with PKR and then fielding one candidate. Instead, its decision to fight a losing battle is arrogance of the highest degree and ultimately laughable. Now, PKR and SAPP both stand to loose. "Divided we fall," says the old saying. Might as well hand the seat uncontested over to the BN and not waste everybody's time.
PKR will now have to work very hard. Only one thing can assure PKR's victory: chaos in the BN camp, and there are signs that an UMNO faction is using Batu Sapi as the catalyst to oust Musa Aman should BN lose it. PBS's 'minta kasihan' tactic may work as Sabahans are just as sentiment-driven as Sarawakians. Only a united PR can win Batu Sapi, and the fight will be tough and dirty.
SAPP's rallying call of "Sabah for Sabahans" is the very thing I fear will happen in Sarawak. Mark my words.
Some stupid Iban or Dayak will probably, out of misplaced pride, throw in his lot to contest a seat with the similar cry of "Sarawak for Sarawakians" come the state elections and spoil any chance for the Opposition to have a straight fight with the BN. If this is to happen, then Taib's current covert strategy of planting anti-Malayan sentiments would have produced the desired results.
Be warned Dayaks! Do not end up like Batu Sapi.
Stay united under the banner of PR. Put aside parochial politics. DO NOT SPLIT THE VOTES no matter how much you are offered by BN. After you have achieved the ultimate goal and wrested the state from the BN, then you can think about setting up a Sarawak for Sarawakians and by Sarawakians. But until you can unite and kick Taib out, do not be greedy or stupid or worse, cut your nose to spite your face.
Be warned Sarawak! MARK MY WORDS.