By S Thayaparan
Can Pakatan trust Zaid enough to re-embrace him?
"The sharpest criticism often goes hand in hand with the deepest idealism and love of country." - Robert F Kennedy
INTERVIEW If former de facto law minister Zaid Ibrahim has fallen from Pakatan Rakyat grace, he has taken his principles with him.
There are many within Pakatan who consign him to the same category as the numerous frogs who have jumped ship. This is wrong in so many levels but is indicative of the vicious nature of partisan politics. You are either with us or against us, and any criticism is viewed as enemy action.
Right-thinking Malaysians would realise that the clearly articulated politics of Zaid Ibrahim are the same as that of Pakatan's. The accusations thrown at Zaid, that of being too ambitious and unwilling to wait in line for political power is well-documented...