Can the Pakatan govern?
First of all, we have been conditioned by the eerie consensus of BN leaders to think that this sort of tight common consensus is the norm. In BN, Umno plays the role of big brother and what Umno does is beyond criticism by the component parties even if they disagree vehemently. And this is why they are now seen as subservient, an image that will be tough change.
For example, when former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad declared Malaysia an Islamic state, where were the voices of the MCA and MIC? Where were they when Umno courted PAS with Malay unity talks?
Mereka tidak mahu orang Melayu berkuasa dan dominant walaupun negara ini majoritinya Melayu.
What about PAS?
Hence jumping on PAS for advocating Hudud law is not the way. It is an idealism which PAS works towards but it is impossible for PAS to implement even if PR wins Federal power as the Islamic party can never get enough seats by itself to change the Constitution.
PAS sering berkempen dengan modal Islam tetapi mereka sendiri tahu mereka tidak akan dapat mengamalkan sistem Islam bila mereka berkuasa bersama-sama PAKATAN nanti. Jadi kenapa masih menipu pengundi? Berkempenlah untuk PAKATAN bukan PAS (Dulu).
As a side-note, do you, as a minority, trust DAP and PKR more to defend your religious rights against an aggressive PAS than the MCA and MIC to defend these same rights against a dominant Umno?
Tak tahu anda perasan atau tidak siapa yang dapat mempertahankan Islam, UMNO atau PAS, tapi penulis ini jelas.
PAS will be committed because it needs PR as much as PR needs it. Without PR, PAS will revert to a localised rural Malay party except in Kelantan and PR needs PAS to battle Umno in the Malay heartlands. [BACA PENUH]
PAS sudah diikat kaki dan tangannya.
Look at the bigger picture