Pakatan Harapan is not standing on solid ground as Barisan Nasional is. On the surface everything appears calm but below the surface there is turbulence and turmoil. And Suara Tian Chua today revealed the truth regarding Pakatan Harapan. Opposition parties all over the world have shadow cabinets. Pakatan Harapan does not. In fact, they cannot even decide on their Prime Minister-in-waiting. This is what happens when too many egos collide.
THE CORRIDORS OF POWER
Raja Petra Kamarudin
“CONFIRMED – IT’S SELFISH ANWAR MANIPULATING ‘FROM BEHIND’: PAKATAN INABILITY TO NAME DR M AS PM, REGISTER WITH ROS DUE TO ANWAR’S OBJECTION DESPITE AGREEMENT BY DAP, AMANAH & BERSATU,” screamed today’s headlines of Suara Tian Chuaa.k.a. Malaysia Chronicle (READ HERE).
“IF DR MAHATHIR LEADS PAKATAN, THE MALAYS WOULD FEEL MORE CONFIDENT: THE MALAY TSUNAMI ANWAR COULD NEVER TRIGGER,” said the second headlines from Suara Tian Chua (READ HERE).
Suara Tian Chua a.k.a. Malaysia Chronicle’s normal modus operandi is to lift articles and news reports from others — such as Sarawak Report, Malaysiakini, The Malaysian Insight, and so on (basically pro-Pakatan Harapan websites, blogs and news portals) — and just change the headings to something more sensational (and in BOLD).
Now, why did a news portal such as Suara Tian Chua a.k.a. Malaysia Chronicle — which normally apes pro-Pakatan Harapan websites, blogs and news portals such as Sarawak Report, Malaysiakini, The Malaysian Insight, etc. — come out with two ‘anti-Anwar-pro-Mahathir’ news items in the same day?
Maybe the Dapsters and Pakatuns can answer that question.
This is the reason why Pakatan Harapan is very scared that Umno and PAS appear to have buried the hatchet and are seeking some sort of common ground where they can meet in the middle. No way will Umno agree to an Islamic State (which will be suicide for Barisan Nasional) and no way will PAS agree to Malay Nationalism (which PAS considers Assabiyah and hence forbidden in Islam). But there is no stopping Umno and PAS from meeting somewhere in the middle and try to satisfy both agendas — like the Nikāḥ al-mutʿah where you can have sex and not get arrested for Zināʾ.
Yes, leave it to the Muslims. They will always be able to find a way out of a sticky situation and find a legal loophole to what would have become an immoral act. This is not so much about adopting the doctrine of the end justifying the means, or choosing the lesser of the two evils, but more about setting your priorities right. When you have many agendas then you have to work on the higher agenda.
Take the collaboration between the Allies and Russia during WWII as an example. Russia was still considered the enemy of the West but then there was an even bigger enemy, Nazi Germany. So they united to take care of Germany and after Germany was defeated the West and Russia continued fighting: which was what happened in what is known as the ‘Cold War’.
The Allies knew they needed Russia (and vice versa) to defeat Germany. In a three-corner fight Germany would win. In a straight fight (with Germany fighting on two fronts) Germany’s resources would be stretched thin and they would lose. And that was why the Allies needed to work with the enemy, Russia, to defeat an even bigger enemy, Germany.