After failing to dominate Umno leaders and its members, now it’s time to turn the opposition parties chaotic and make them topsy-turvy.
The ‘controlled freak’ Dr Mahathir Mohamad will not stop so Prime Minister and Umno president Najib Razak still leads the nation and continuously gain popularity by the day.
In his desperation to popularise his newly launched ‘Pribumi’ party to be well accepted by all Malaysians and in particular the opposition parties, he is faced with a critical yet real hurdle, PAS, the second most powerful Malay dominant political party in the country.
Dr Mahathir is very distraught that his effort to ensure the next general election would be an ‘opposition victory’ shall be his worst nightmare.
Dr Mahathir too well knew that the Malays were the kingmakers in every elections even though DAP had dominated the Chinese votes, yet Putrajaya was still far from their actual achievements to be bragged about.
Statistically, the Malays comprised 60% Malaysia population, the Chinese at 25% and the rest goes to other races.
It is undeniable that the Malays were the decision makers of the nation and in particular political influence.
Therefore Dr Mahathir has no choice but to include PAS in his soon to be new opposition pact but unfortunately PAS is not keen to even have the thought of joining the pact.
This has certainly upset him.
When PAS refused to appreciate Dr Mahathir’s idea, are PAS leaders too naive to understand that it should be the best strategy to group together in order to challenge Barisan Nasional (BN) and hence a victory could be achieved?
Any political analysts or perhaps researchers would agree in total that the only solution to defeat BN would be to emulate them and contest in the general election as a single collaborated party.
In the case of PAS, do they actually reject the idea or Dr Mahathir himself is an absolute unwelcome to them?
Most opposition leaders have made it clear that any quarters were welcomed to merge as allies as long as they were supportive of each respective struggle.
For Pakatan Harapan, it includes free Anwar Ibrahim and for Pakatan Rakyat in Selangor, and Kelantan only, which also meant agreeing with hudud.
For Dr Mahathir to say that should PAS did not welcome Pribumi, they were working together with BN, he seems ignorant as to why Pakatan Rakyat was dissolved in the first place.
Or perhaps he wishes that PAS leaders could do what he has done, that is willing to lick his own spit and trash his own principles to accept DAP as his bedfellow.
On the other hand, have we ever came across when Dr Mahathir demanded the same from DAP?
PAS realised that should the opposition parties group together again as Dr Mahathir’s wishes thus succeeded to defeat BN in a general election, it will be definitely back to square one when the most crucial issue will be – who should lead?
Being together and later split with DAP since the ‘Barisan Alternatif’ era, what Dr Mahathir has suggested is nothing new to them.
They eventually split again for PAS knew nothing would work well as an odd bedfellow.
Above all the reasons why PAS would abstain from collaborating with Pribumi is the Mahathir factor.
PAS needs not be reminded how Dr Mahathir had treated the party during his tenure as the Prime Minister as it will forever remain.
Even when Anwar-led Pakatan Rakyat, PAS was not given the full support to implement hudud in Kelantan.
In fact Anwar was seen as approving and allowing DAP to freely malign and insult PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang.
Despite their full support for Azmin to be elected as Selangor Menteri Besar, PAS was betrayed in Sarawak and the twin by-elections in Kuala Kangsar and Sungai Besar.
Azmin chose to campaign for PAN, which is a splinter group from PAS and DAP’s lackey.
It is even more remorseful for PAS when Anwar’s wife declared to dissolve Pakatan Rakyat upon DAP’s demands.
DAP is hostile with them, PKR betrayed them and now Dr Mahathir puts the pressure to join him.
PAS knew that Dr Mahathir’s pact would serve no purpose or advantageous to them but only to suit his personal interest.
Even when PM Najib and Hadi may differ in their political struggles, but when it comes to Islam, they are able to be on the same stage.
Once a hypocrite always will be a hypocrite for you can’t teach old dogs new tricks, we know and PAS absorbed them well enough! … Read More