|and enjoy this capon wakakaka|
Don't ever forget what happened to the once-mighty Gerakan Party which over circumcised itself when it responded to Tun Razak's invitation to join the newly formed BN. It ended up not only being sunat-ed but having no balls.
Gerakan Party could have been the ruling party by mid 80's or early 90's if it had resisted Razak's siren call. Many middle and upper class Malays were attracted to its multiracial character. Razak made that invitation because he was sh*t scared of Gerakan.
His invitation was a brilliant strategy that in one fell stroke emasculated the powerful Gerakan, the Ipoh-Perak King PPP and various other non-Perikatan parties including PAS which had demolished (or tsunami-ed) Tunku's Alliance (Perikatan) in 1969, into the sycophantic subordinates of UMNO that you have seen for the last three decades.
|Tunku's Perikatan (Alliance)|
predecessor to BN
sunk by loose coalition of
Gerakan, PPP, DAP and PAS
Socialist Front boycotted 1969 polls
and disappeared forever
its 'descendants' are PRM and PSM
DAP had wisely stayed out of BN so don't begrudge this party's success today because for them, veterans like Uncle Lim and Bhai Karpal, it has been a long 45-years haul from 1969 to now, one of tremendous sacrifices in resisting the lure of the BN trough (or gravy train) and threats, and not forgetting spells in Kem Kamunting.
|free meals and lodging|
provided by BN government, wakakaka
PAS subsequently left BN (for second time - first time was from Perikatan), which explains why Pak Haji Nik Aziz has never trusted UMNO.
But this is not to say DAP can't work with BN for the good of the country and rakyat, but never within BN as a coalition member. It will be Gerakan-ized into a capon (eam kay), wakakaka.
Before Pakatan, Malaya-Malaysia had two outstanding political parties, namely:
(a) Socialist Front (merger of Labour Party and Parti Rakyat), and
(b) Gerakan Party
The former was hobbled through laws while the latter was gelded within BN, wakakaka again.
DAP and BN can work on policies, programs and projects on a bipartisan basis as sovereign equals but never as same coalition members regardless of whether the partnership is equal or not equal, because partnership is irrelevant when two independent parties cooperate or collaborate but never combined or merged together as a coalition (like BN).
|tender capon for UMNO to 'makan'|
new Gerakan Party symbol?
And in an election, there's no such thing as allocation of X number of seats to A and Y number of seats to B. DAP and BN can and shall contest against each other as different and independent political parties to provide the rakyat a democratic choice.
Pokoknya, DAP must remain and stay independent, yes, even as a cooperating member in Pakatan.