Disarray is best to describe the Pakatan Rakyat-led government in Penang. Looks like Anwar Ibrahim has to figure out something extraordinary to patch up the rift between Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and Zahrain Hashim of PKR.
Whether Guan Eng is really a dictator as alleged by Zahrain, there are reasons to support that sharp accusation,
In many cases, nobody can interfere in Guan Eng's decision-making. Even most of his DAP aides in the fragile state government are not allowed to meddle in what he plans for the state. His approach in often seen as practising corporate and legalistic entity - whatever he says and decides is a rule to follow.
The crack is imminent and is expected to be wide open if PKR reps refuse to collaborate further with him. In his comment, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the complications within PR state government in Penang is serious and nothing much can be done about it.
Guang Eng has his own way. Being an outsider (he is from Malacca), he has met torrid test not even from the opposing Barisan Nasional legislators but also from within PR state's legislator for his reluctance in compromising various issues.
And where is Anwar?