Mahathir Mohamad’s plan to unite the opposition to topple the Barisan Nasional (BN) government is seen to be not as easy as expected, said Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
Ahmad Zahid, who is Umno vice president, believed and was confident that the proposal would be difficult for the opposition parties to accept.
“Although, a forgiving nature should be present in a person with a big heart whose old wound has healed, it is impossible for the scar not to remain.
“So, due to the scar, I am confident the proposal will be difficult to accept to unite all the parties in one camp because the personality concerned had also caused the parties to be still in grief and there are political scars,” he told a media conference after handing over 130 sacrificial cows in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidiladha to be handed over to mosques, surau and government agencies in Bagan Datoh, here, yesterday.
He said although political marriages would be made, it would only be temporary in nature to meet the aim of the leader in question.
“Don’t ride on such marriages to achieve a target because the political intention can be clearly seen from the action.
“Since the action is being managed by others, it seemed to show there is unity among the leaders of the parties. (But) Many see the action as merely to achieve the intention of someone,” he said.
In another development, Ahmad Zahid, who is also Bagan Datoh member of parliament, advised all leaders and elected representatives in the country to help others who required aid, in a fair manner.
He said the culture must be adhered to and become a principle of all leaders regardless of whether they were from the government or opposition because he had received information there were leaders who did not carry out the trust given to them.
“Don’t help only relatives and those who support us. Many people out there need help.
“Cast aside (discriminations), don’t bother if they support or not, they qualify, we give, because we are leaders, it is the attitude of the best leaders,” he said.
As such, he believed and was confident, fair treatment from a sincere heart would receive good returns from God one day.