Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Pakatan Harapan is Pakatan Wayang
Salleh Said Keruak
Pakatan Harapan as a legal entity does not exist. What does exist is merely an alliance between Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and four oppositions parties. Some of the opposition leaders, however, are Members of Parliament whilst Mahathir is not.
The current opposition are the very same people who wanted to remove Mahathir when he was Prime Minister for 22 years. Now they are saying that they want Mahathir to be back in power. Do they think people would believe they are not strange bedfellows?
The common perception is that Mahathir wants to use the opposition to put his son Mukhriz back on the political track whilst the DAP-led opposition wants Mahathir to deliver the Malay votes. Even Mukhriz admitted it is normal to aspire to become the Prime Minister.
So there is really no Pakatan Harapan per se. It is more of a Pakatan Wayang to deceive the people about their true intentions.