When Dr Mahathir said if PAS rejected the invitation to cooperate with the opposition, this means they are supporting UMNO and Najib DS. That is the sigh of a former tyranny who is truly upset but the fact is, it is quite silly. Since when PAS is not the opposition party to go against the ruling party UMNO and Barisan Nasional (BN) in the country?
Simply because PAS is reluctant to accord with Dr Mahathir’s dictates and accept Kit Siang’s apology, PAS are hurled with various accusations that they are working on to grant victory to UMNO/Barisan Nasional in the upcoming general election.
The clear message is, PAS does not want to be manipulated over and over again by Dr Mahathir and Kit Siang in any sort of cooperation and discussion. It is hence a clear case that PAS is still in tandem and working well with the oppositions in Selangor when there is no direct interference from both Dr Mahathir and Kit Siang.
No one can deny that both these veteran politicians are outspoken in their views but their present political strategies and approaches are truly obsolete and poor. If it is true that Dr Mahathir and Kit Siang are very influential figures in Malaysia, rightfully they do not need PAS at all. Nevertheless, when they start to harp on PAS’s influence, it is a clear indication that PAS is needed badly and these two old men are not what they have been portraying themselves.
Dr Mahahtir’s politics are still in his past while Kit Siang is only acceptable among the Chinese, therefore they need the Malay votes from PAS supporters. It all balls down to work as a team to win the general election and subsequently to serve their ultimate purpose only.
When the open secret is made known to the public that these two old men have their secret deals to appoint Dr Mahathir’s son as the Prime Minister and Kit Siang to be given the second most powerful position, PAS would definitely ask themselves if they should be at pains to realise their selfish agenda? Will
PAS be once again treated as their running dogs only?
PAS too are not too stupid to analyse what has happened to UMNO under PM Najib presidency. Beyond anyone expectation, DS Najib made Dr Mahathir suffered an embarrassing defeat when his henchmen Muhyiddin and Shafie Afdal including his son Mukhriz are shown to the exit door. Further to that, DS Najib has received solid support from the UMNO Supreme Council members and UMNO division leaders too.
To political pundits, there shall be no other way to oust DS Najib from his premiership except through UMNO and PAS understood and agreed to it. Hence, Dr Mahathir has failed terribly and even his new party is not doing too well that Muhyiddin’s UMNO division is still standing tall to give their support forPM Najib.
All political parties are opportunists and if they don’t, they might as well stay away from the political radar and establish themselves as an NGO. PAS has to be opportunist too and at the same time, they have to be very cautious to accept Dr Mahathir’s and Kit Siang’s landing hands.
Kit Siang had recently extended for Hadi Awang’s forgiveness but at the same time, he will sue Hadi for repeating the anti-Islam and anti-Malays statement. This is not only a crafty attempt but silly too. It is, of course, the Kit Siang’s obvious usual plotting through wiles to deceive PAS members to go against theirPresident but appreciating their support.
As PAS says, they were bitten twice by DAP and never for the third time in which the same goes to Dr Mahathir. As far as electoral challenge is concerned, PAS shall contest against UMNO seats and to work with other oppositions, they are being selective and cautious especially when it concerns Dr Mahathir and Kit Siang for they were not born yesterday to understand their machiavellian politics.
Once again, the clear message from PAS is – No Mahathir and No Kit Siang!