WHILE Umno and PAS are inching towards a political collaboration, the DAP and PKR have reached a stymied stage where their common interests have started to wane.
The thin thread holding the DAP and PKR together remains their mutual desire to win Federal power.
The country is currently going through a massive transformation process in the form of economic and social changes that integrate peace and fair play.
These changes will continue to take shape even under a new regime that includes PAS.
The new partnership is not likely to dismantle the country’s political or constitutional structure while the valued principles of racial and religious harmony will remain intact.
At the same time, the tenets of strategic planning, team and community building, consensus decision-making, public dialogue and spiritual practices are expected to be re-energised and immensely enhanced.
Notwithstanding this, the government will continue to hear its critics harping on many issues to deflect the people’s attention away from the fractured opposition front and the goodwill arising from the symbiotic ties between Umno and PAS.
A NEW OPPOSITION ALLIANCE
The government has repeatedly given its