Malaysiakini - Yoursay: Will Mahathir ever hand over reins to Anwar?
Anonymous_1371546094: This is a sensible and thoughtful review of an issue that, seemingly difficult, should be resolved according to the Pakatan Harapan agreement that brought then PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim to reconcile with Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
As much as Mahathir contributed to Pakatan Harapan’s win last May, Anwar bore the suffering and fighting for 20 years whereas Mahathir only came back when he could not persuade his protege, former premier Najib Abdul Razak, to withdraw or Umno to dump him.
We should have a balanced view of these personal contributions. Above all, heed the warning that we shouldn't end up in the same camp as “the likes of former minister Daim Zainuddin, Sarawak governor Taib Mahmud, and veteran journalist Kadir Jasin and co”.
Jasmine: Yes, there’s much political intrigue for the Malaysian people to worry about. Sad, for surely this uncertainty, tarnished further by racial flavourings, is not what the people wanted when they got rid of Umno and BN.
All this has come about because of the so-called “agreement” of a two-year time frame for Mahathir to hand over the reins to Anwar.
If the original coalition partners and the people could forgive and accept Mahathir and his Malay-based
Not because he is the long-awaited messiah, not because that he is above all suspicions and that he could be trusted 100 percent to work for all Malaysians, but because it would be the right thing to do, without putting the current political situation and the country into further jeopardy.
After all, three years, and the next general election, could and would determine his and Harapan‘s future.
No Fear Nor Favour: Into a year since GE14, our nation seems not in existence. We are experiencing so much infighting and manoeuvring of political parties, especially that of
These underhand schemes will be detrimental to the implementation of the many reforms Harapan promised. If the situation persists, instability and uncertainty will creep in.
And there will come a situation where the rakyat will stand up and demand to be heard. Ignore them at your own peril.
The Analyser: Mahathir has already ensured that he and/or the
Anwar will never be PM and
Anthony Chan: Mahathir has reneged on his promises in the past and some with the audacity to admit them publicly. The coming one doesn't seem promising.
Still Water: Yes, Mahathir will not hand power to PKR and Anwar, who both have a multiracial outlook. Deep down, he is still a Malay nationalist, don't forget that.
After all, who needs
that hatred still endures
Mo Saladin: Breaking electoral promises isn't just a trend for misguided values. It is a damning indictment of the party apparatchiks who just couldn't foresee the difficulty of squaring off the manifesto with the harsh reality of effecting these promises once in office.
Yet, the irony is that I dare say in two years’ time, any headline that reads '10 promises Pakatan kept' would be far less captivating than the one stating 'Tun breaks promise'.