Sunday, June 21, 2009

Unity Talks: The elephant in the room

All the piruoetting and tip-toeing about the true intention of that section of PAS that wishes to pursue unity talks with UMNO is just puerile spin.

I share Dr Mahathir's view that PAS must come in clean with the true intention of the unity talks.

The elephant in the room in this entire episode that the so-called "unity camp" in PAS has experienced a culture shock of sorts in experiencing Pakatan Rakyat state governments in Perak and Selangor where the front bench and back bench are, to put it circumspectly, too rainbow-like in pigmentation.

That is why this PAS faction wants to crawl back into a comfort zone of monotone.

What does that say about their claim to a deeper faith and belief?

Many who supported Pakatan Rakyat in the 12th General Elections are perturbed by this purported "unity talk". It is a stern reminder that PAS is, at the end of the day, a Malay political party. More Malay than Islamic. More about politics than faith. More about ethnicity and less about principles.

These concerned Malaysian voters may soon opt for a lesser evil, a dalliance with the known Devil, so to speak. And, that would be Barisan Nasional. In their view, at least BN calls a spade a spade.

At the rate this PAS "unity talk" fiasco is going, will Malaysian voters be prepared to regard a hypocritical PAS as being worse than a corrupt UMNO-BN?

Where does all this lead? This leaves Malaysian voters between a rock and a hard place. What is needed is sensible political leadership. If the UMNO leaders lean towards unity talks, the non-Malays will not feel at home with UMNO-BN. Neither will they feel comfortable with Pakatan Rakyat either.

It is Hobson's Choice. It is a choice between the Devil and the deep blue sea.


Raison D'etre said...

While the Indies are Yokels with too deep a pocket and much moollahs to waste. :)

Stumped at every corner, aren't we?

donplaypuks® said...

I see the unity talks as UMNO manipulation to hedge their position when come 2013, they (UMNO/BN) will not form the Govt or be completely wiped out!

Having played the race card all these years and failed, they are now going for the religious card which is actually the same shit in new package.

But they have clearly underestimated TGNA's total control over PAS. Whether we can live with a Syariah bloated M'sia or not, PAS will not touch UMNO's brand of Crony and Corrupt Ali Baba politics and economics.

To avoid the pitfalls of Syariah vs UMNo, our choice is clear. Vote for Barisan Rakyat!!

flyer168 said...

De minimis,

In 2009 we are witnessing that "Ketuanan UMNO Ideology" going "Horribly Wrong" with Denials, Intimidations, Threats, etc convoluting it into "Gutter Politics & Law of the Jungle".

The only “Language they Speak & Understand” is “HEADS WE WIN, TAILS YOU LOSE”....

It will only get "Worst"...

The PRESENT LEADERS on BOTH sides of the Political Divide are "Trapped" in their "OWN QUAGMIRE" with no Win-Win SOLUTIONS....

Malaysia NEEDS NEW LEADERS with Political MATURITY to ACHIEVE its Financial, Economic & Social CONSOLIDATION & STABILISATION.