Salleh Said Keruak
The opposition pact of Anwar Ibrahim, Dr Wan Azizah Ismail and Lim Kit Siang, with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, makes strange bedfellows. When at one time they were bent on destroying one another, even political expediency is no excuse for them to work together.
Worse still is when they offer lame excuses to explain and justify their pact. At one time Anwar, Wan Azizah and Kit Siang opposed Mahathir on the excuse they need to save Malaysia. Now they unite with Mahathir on that same excuse of saving Malaysia.
We must not forget that in 1993 Kit Siang condemned Anwar Ibrahim and demanded his resignation and even accused him of lying to Parliament. Then he works with Anwar. Then Kit Siang said if the opposition comes to power they will make Mahathir pay for his crimes. And now he works with Mahathir.
This is clear evidence that the opposition pact is merely a marriage of convenience with each party having their own agenda. This is not about the interest of the nation but about the pursuit of political power. The opposition pact will not last and if they come to power the nation will suffer. This is the reality of the opposition pact.