So, what's wrong with a 'kerajaan perpaduan' anyway? As Najib and Hadi Awang were sincere with their remarks and statements, the Malays believe the time has come for Umno and Pas to reconcile.
No...this has nothing to do with efforts to uphold the 'ketuanan Melayu', instead its a move to bring the Malays together as they are divided by so many groups and political factions. This is not good for Najib's 1Malaysia. Why? Political segmentation will jeopardise national unity and development.
I hope the non-Malays will not feel dejected should Pas and Barisan Nasional join hands to foster a better Malaysia. In many countries, such governments do thrive and were successful in managing the people, the economy and political stability.
The Chinese (many of whom voted in favor of MCA leaving BN in Ong Tee Keat's weblog) should be more supportive of such an idea. They should understand the whole idea of the proposed pact and not lamenting it as a Malay agenda to confiscate what they already have.
And I dont agree at all with those digging up what Najib did in 1987 (as written by Rockybru...) because it will be turned into 'the start of a war' against the Prime Minister, just like what they did to Tun Abdullah Badawi in 2004.
Najib and Hadi & co like Nasaruddin and Husam are leaders who favor Malay unity. If the Chinese in DAP can accept Anwar Ibrahim in the Pakatan Rakyat pact, they must try to accept efforts to consolidate the Malays.
A united Malays will augur well for the rest of the multi-racial nation. Once they are one, they will have to work as one and think as one. The Malays, I think, are the most tolerable ethnic on this planet as they are willing to give up some of their rights for the benefit of the nation.
I dont know whether the idea will work or not as Pas cleric leader Nik Aziz Nik Mat is against it, describing Pas members who support the idea as 'Umno stooges.
Correct me if I am wrong. During the 1980s when Tun Mahathir was our PM, there was a plan by Pas to join BN but it was rejected for a reason - Pas must retain their position as a strong and constructive Malay opposition.
Who knows one of these days MCA and Gerakan would merge...