Malaysiakini has some insight information on the underhand tactics of UMNO and PAS.
Political power brings wealth, and UMNO, beaten in the March 8 elections soundly in Penang, Perak, Selangor and Kedah saw decreased opportunities to make wealth from rich states like Penang, Perak and Selangor.
So Badawi will do anything, even bow down to kiss PAS, to break Pakatan Rakyat and ensure the status quo that existed for the last 50 years with UMNO being the dominant voice and the coalition parties being puppets acting on the string movements of whoever leads UMNO being perpetuated. If you are a good puppet, the puppeteer will reward you with some crumbs that fall from the table, and the puppets are enthralled, forgetting the crumbs are not even enough for the main puppet and his close associates; how on earth are the people, Chinese, Indians and others who depend on MCA, MIC, Gerakan or PPP going to benefit.
Ahmad Badawi with Khir Toyo plotted in a secret meeting, somewhere in Kuala Lumpur, to get PAS to join UMNO to set up the Selangor state government. I am sure this would have happened in Perak, Penang and Kedah, only it is all kept secret. Toyo was even ready to be a Deputy Menteri Besar, which does not speak well for the morality of this former Menteri Besar, who would even be an office peon to gain wealth.
The main agenda of the meeting was Malays and Islam. Secondly it was to stop DAP to gain foothold in administering the state.
Abdul Khalid Samad who is also the MP for Shah Alam, further claimed that the meeting was coloured with a racial agenda – to halt the predominantly Chinese DAP from making inroads into the Selangor government.
He said Umno wanted to work with PAS to stop DAP from securing positions in the state’s executive council.
So, MCA, MIC, Gerakan, PPP and other coalition parties, don’t you realise that UMNO will drop you like a ton of bricks, forgetting your contributions, and whatever that you might have done, when UMNO cannot make wealth. Don’t give the crap that you are complementing the role of UMNO, which could have been the reason in the yesteryear but today each man is for himself. Please reconsider your position. Badawi can still put up a show without you clowns and puppets. You are just superfluous, in this dog eat dog condition of politics we face. Be smart. But if crumbs satisfy you, please carry on.
As for PAS it is just once bitten twice shy. If they cannot remember this from the past they are doomed and will lose everything to UMNO and perhaps become a religious entity alone. Any how religion is better than politics.