Lulu was not able to blog about it cos there were so many developments on this issue, so much that Lulu does not understand, and Lulu just could not catch up with the issue.
UMNO and PAS has been in discussions on power sharing. So far, 3 meetings have been held. So far, UMNO has admitted to offering to share power with PAS in Selangor after the March general election
The PM has stated that UMNO has the right to negotiate with any party form the state government.
1. They were attended by the PM himself, whereas on PAS side, they sent the 2nd layer [not the top guns] for the discussion. Lulu thinks this shows how desperate the PM is, and how care less / careful PAS is. [Care less as in they dont really care for such meetings, not that they were careless in sending mid-management for the discussion]
2. If UMNO has the right to sendiri jalankan negotiation and promising PAS all kinds of positions and means to wealth and power, Lulu is wondering if this would mean that the other component parties has the right to negotiate with DAP [not that they want to] to negotiate forming the state government in Perak.
3. Lulu cannot help but to think that this is an act of betrayal to the other component parties of Barisan Nasional. The Peninsular parties which run mainly on a racial line has been speaking up against PAS and the formation of an Islamic state whereas the East Malaysia parties would lose their bargaining power and kingmaker status.
Just as MIC has blocked the way for IPF to enter Barisan, Lulu would think that the other component parties, some for selfish reasons and some [if any] for noble reasons would block the entry of PAS into the ruling Barisan Nasional.
but then again, these are low-life greedy UMNO idiots who behave like they're the almighty we are talking about, so, Lulu guesses there's no issue of principles and integrity and absolutely no need for respect to your coalition partners. It does not help that the partners treat UMNO like they're the almighty, allowing to behave like nasty warlords of a corrupt dictatorial nation.
It remains to be seen what will happen during the explain everything meeting.
Will the partners protest and demand for what is right and correct, or will they ask the PM how high when he asks them to jump.
4. Is there such a thing as be partner for one state only? Would that mean that in Selangor, you are partners whereas in PAS led Kelantan and UMNO led Trengganu you are rivals? What sort of relationship is this? This sounds as bizzare as some soap opera you catch on tv.
5. A little bird told Haris Ibrahim what was power-sharing with PAS is only half of it. Haris' source revealed that PAS was also offered to power-share at the federal level. He offered PAS 4 ministerial and 3 deputy ministerial positions. This would eliminate the bizareness of #4, but heightens problem #3. Also, would that mean that some of the current ministers would have to give up their ministership [and the fancy Proton Perdana which comes with the job], or the PM would create new positions?
6. UMNO sounds as if they're flogging a dead horse. PAS head honchos - Hadi Awang and Nik Aziz have already affirmed their allegiance with Pakatan and the Youth Wing is also in tandem with this. Is UMNO playing it up to cast doubts in the minds of people who wanted a more powerful opposition and voted PAS? Is UMNO playing mindgames with us? Lulu would not be surprised that they want to discredit PAS.