By Terence Netto
Best for Pakatan to co-opt rather than ban factions
COMMENT Factions are endemic to the politics of democratic parties. A survey of party politics in the democratic world would confirm this to be true.
Even in nations facing grave peril to their national security, there are factions within parties that are in contention with rival parties for the right to rule their imperiled polities.
Hence wise is the leadership of democratic parties that seeks to co-opt factions rather than ostracise or ban them.
"Come, come, let us reason together" would be a more constructive guide in the placation of party factions than a hortatory "You are out of order, so put up or shut up."