Tuesday, June 09, 2009

PAS-Umno dance leaves others hopping

The political ménage à trois is getting hot and heavy in Malaysia.

Both political coalitions aiming to rule the country are now in an uproar of sorts after PAS decided to continue doing the Muslim thing and think of getting new partners, all in the name of engaging others.

At its weekend meeting, the PAS party brahmins decided they will flirt with other parties in the name of an unity government in the current socio-economic-political situation that Malaysia is stuck in.

This policy is much to the chagrin and disbelief of its faithful, who for long thought Umno is the devil incarnate they had escaped from in 1951.  

Some so-called liberal-nationalist Young Turks sought to end the rule of the scholarly Old Turks, who were Young Turks themselves in the 1980s when they finished off the nationalist Old Turks that co-habitated once with Umno in 1974.

Yes, history repeats itself. Sometimes.

All because the Young Turks of today want to stick with the current Pakatan Rakyat pact while the Old Turks of today want to remain independent and chart their own destiny to realise their Islamic State.

Which they think is possible with Umno. 

That has left the others hopping. Hopping mad to be precise.

All this is senseless distraction from the main matter at hand. The economy.

The Siber Party of Malaysia (M) is of the opinion that unity governments notwithstanding, now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country!

Not along the lines of race, religion but to reason.

The venerable Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today commented about the unity government proposal, saying it would only bring good if both sides were sincere about doing it in the interest of the nation.

"But it's sometimes difficult for politicians to be sincere. I'm also a politician, you know," he said, smiling, Bernama reported.

Sincerity. That's the word. Are PAS and Umno doing it sincerely for the country or to perpetuate their power and move a secular Malaysia towards an Islamic state, which is just another platform to keep power.

We have to ask the hard questions. For we have no faith in these men who proclaim their faith openly and wear their hearts on their sleeves but still have a trick up their sleeve.

So rock the vote for the Siber Party of Malaysia (M). Our ménage à trois is true to its purpose and origins. We don't want an unity government, we want an orgy of fun in the sun without anyone ruining it.