Sunday, March 5, 2017
The DAP-led Pakatan Ali Baba
Salleh Said Keruak
The perception that the opposition tried to create is that Pakatan is a Malay-led coalition and not a DAP-led coalition. This, however, has been proven to be a fallacy as it is apparent that Lim Kit Siang is very much in control of Pakatan and he dictates what happens.
Many now realise that both Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Anwar Ibrahim are mere props and, like most Malays in DAP, are being used as mascots to attract Malay voters when, in fact, they both have no say in Pakatan since neither are Members of Parliament.
Basically, as Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, who saw through this charade, said today, Mahathir and Anwar created the perfect Ali Baba situation for DAP to hide behind. DAP knows that on its own it cannot woo the Malay voters so they need Mahathir and Anwar to do that.
The UMNO-led Barisan Nasional does not operate this way and would never resort to trickery to deceive the voters because we work transparently and with mutual respect for one another within the coalition. We also do not make U-turns just to suit the political needs of certain individuals at the expense of the party or the coalition like what the opposition leaders do.