Azmin and Umno meeting: What's the prawn behind the stone?

Rais Hussin

Modified 20 Nov 2019, 6:14 am

COMMENT | There is a Malay expression, drummed into all Malaysian children, vernacular and national schools included,"udang di sebalik batu". Translated figuratively, it means "what's the beef?"

Pakatan Harapan is a coalition of several well-written promises in its GE14 election manifesto, which include an agreement on the basic philosophy of Harapan governance, power transition and most important of all, not to work with PAS nor Umno.

PKR deputy president Azmin Ali may not be in line with his party president or the with the party per se. That is his business. In politics, one lives or dies on the sword with which one wields. And, Azmin has made his choice anything but unclear; which interestingly seems to run counter to what Malaysians want.

But when Azmin Ali meets with some 22 Umno-BN and five PKR Members of Parliament, possibly with the justification that it was to gauge the "performance" of all, then Azmin has trudged into the territory of the prime minister of Malaysia himself...

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