Badawi has given his blessings for discussions to be held by PAS and UMNO on issues concerning Malays and Islam. He gave the impression that there were many conflicts over Malays and Islam and with the discussions such issues can be solved. He also added that the whatever done for the good of the Malays must take into consideration the other races.
The Malays have no problem with PAS. If at all, the religious fervour of this party irks the Muslim populace. The latest on lipstick and high heels is a good example. If UMNO gangs up with PAS, I fear the implication will be seriously felt by all Malays not under PAS control. Caution must be exercised.
For the non-Muslims, PAS can’t coerce them, but with this type of an alliance, where MCA, MIC are involved, will they be playing second fiddle to PAS. I wonder.