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Que Sera Sera

  • "Que sera, sera. Whatever will be, will be. The future's not ours to see..." Photo courtesy: Sin Chew Daily

By TAY TIAN YAN
Sin Chew Daily

A reporter asked Anwar Ibrahim last weekend: "Will Pakatan Harapan work with Umno?"

He replied: "Not now! They were still with PAS this morning."

The reporter then asked, "What about in future?"

He said calmly, "The future? Que sera sera!

I remember the first lines of the vastly popular 60s hit Que Sera Sera by Doris Day" :When I was just a little girl, I asked my mother, what will I be? Will I be pretty? Will I be rich?"

And the mother answered philosophically, "Que sera, sera. Whatever will be, will be. The future's not ours to see..."

Indeed, we will never foretell what will happen in future. We can only wait for it to come, and accept it.

The same goes with politics.

Umno weirdo Mohamed Nazri says Umno should stay away from Port Dickson by-election so as not to jeopardize the party's relationship with Anwar Ibrahim.

He even offered to help campaign for Anwar in PD.

In the meantime, Umno president had a passionate hug with Hadi Awang while attending the PAS general assembly.

Is Nazri openly defying the party's roadmap?

Not really! Ahmad Zahid has said no action will be taken against Nazri even if he campaigns for Anwar.

As Umno is having a warm hug with PAS, it is also looking at other alternatives, including potential partners like PPBM, PKR or other PH component parties.

This is political reality. Umno wants to go back to Putrajaya, and will do anything for it.

On the surface Umno is working with PAS to take down PH, but in reality 1+1 may not always be equal to 2.

Hadi Awang may want to embrace Umno, but not all PAS members and grassroots are happy with the proposal, and this is evident in the just concluded PAS muktamar.

As if that is not enough, the Sungai Kandis and Seri Setia by-election results show that while PAS grassroots are fighting PH, they are also rejecting Umno at the same time.

Sensing that this plan may not work, Umno is quick to look for Plan B.

Both PPBM and PKR are good targets. PPBM supreme council member and the prime minister's media and communications advisor A Kadir Jasin has revealed that Ahmad Zahid recently led some senior party leaders to meet with Mahathir, eyeing prospect of a merger.

Neither Mahathir nor Ahmad Zahid has denied the claim.

Watch out, PAS! Umno is not as loyal a partner as you think!

To Umno, working with PPBM is a short cut to return to Putrajaya, a far easier and effective strategy than fighting an unpromising war alongside PAS.

The thing is, PPBM does not have such a need for this deal in near term.

Mahathir says it's alright if Umno members want to join PPBM, but not all the party.

PPBM does not need Umno this much at the moment, but what about the future?

PKR used to be a sworn enemy of Umno, but will it accept Umno in the future?

PPBM and PKR are allies today, but will they remain so forever?

Que sera sera!

 

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