Following is an editorial adapted from NST Online complete with responses by TTF (in blue):
KUALA LUMPUR: After UMNO, MIC has become the second Barisan Nasional component party to become “strange bedfellows” with PAS.
TTF: Quite strong words for something that should otherwise be rejoiced by Malaysians of all walks.
MIC’s willingness to cooperate with PAS is a definite sign that Muslims and non-Muslims are beginning to meet halfway on a number of issues for the sake of unity and harmony.
Seriously, very misplaced words.
If anything, the strangest of bedfellows this country has ever seen are Lim Kit Siang and Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who spent the better half of their sordid lives swearing heaven and earth that each was a fanatic and an extremist.
For years, Kit Siang branded Mahathir a despot and accused his previous administration of attempting to “Islamise all faucets of the socioeconomic strata,” including the education system.
Mahathir, on the other hand, branded the senior Lim racist on multiple occasions and even warned Muslims that the DAP was chauvinist and anti-Islam.
Today, the Prime Minister is working hand in glove with the DAP to rob Tabung Haji assets from the Malay-Muslims and has undertaken to place those assets under the control of a DAP Chinaman.
NST Online continued….
MIC Tan Sri SA. Vigneswaran said the decision would strengthen the opposition bloc specifically in facing the Rantau by-election on April 13 .
“For MIC to continue to be relevant and be a strong “vehicle” for the Indian community and in the interest of multi-racial harmony, we need to cooperate with PAS,” he told reporters after receiving a courtesy call from PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang and its secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan at the MIC headquarters here today.