Friday, June 8, 2018
A sign of mature politics
Salleh Said Keruak
When Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad visited Kelantan after he retired as the Prime Minister the Kelantan Menteri Besar, Nik Aziz Nik Mat, put politics aside and paid the ex-PM a visit. Last week, the head of Pakatan Harapan Terengganu dropped in to meet the Menteri Besar to offer whatever help the opposition can extend the state government.
Umno’s acting-President, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, showed the same mature politics when he made a courtesy call on Prime Minister Dr Mahathir and this should be commended as well. In fact, the PAS leadership also did the same earlier in the same spirit of maturity.
There is a time for politics and a time to put the country’s interest above politics. It will take time for this culture to get acceptance in Malaysia .