Ever since Malaysian 12th Election the politics in Malaysia was unsettled. The once mighty Malay political power was now disarrayed and obscured like a ship sailing in a fog. Gone was the day when my Chinese and Indian friends openly acknowledged that they could not match the political skill of the Malays. The Malays are now being challenged openly not only by the non Malay but also their own kind who are now championing equality and Bangsa Malaysia. Unlike the Chinese business and economic dominance the Malay political power is wavering.
Maybe it’s true when they said that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts to the bone. It’s the absolute power that finally became the virus that now threatening the Malay political power. Majority of those with power forgets their ultimate responsibilities to look after not only the Malays but other races in Malaysia. Even now in this disarray if somebody are able to unite the Malays from the various political parties, the dominance will become absolute again.
Perhaps that why UMNO is trying their level best to talk and collaborate with PAS and willing to give up supreme positions in few states to prove the above theory. Politics is after all the art of impossibilities. In politics if you gained the trust and confidence of the masses you have the power to win and rule. It’s proven in the fight against Malayan Union and the rise of Anwar Ibrahim and Pakatan Rakyat after being demolished in the epic and 2004 election.
The Governing structure of Malaysia is based on Malay monarchy and pivotal Malay politics. It will not change unless the system was proven to be corrupts and totally unfair to the others. Perhaps it’s not the structure and system failure but rather the failure of the people running the system which resulted in current political turmoil. Will it end in mid September as claimed by Anwar Ibrahim or will it prolonged and killed this country slowly but surely. Definitely PAS and its leadership is the kingmaker here or the king himself. As a Muslim based party lets hope it will be true to its struggle for justice and prosperity of mankind the Islamic way.
Meanwhile everybody will be jittery watching for the PAS move in Perak and Selangor. The PAS President and Spiritual Leader will have to steer the Party to bigger glory without abandoning its principle. If they follow the God way it will be perfect.