Mahathir repeatedly preyed on such balancing mechanisms to greedily expand his power scope, creating an infinitely powerful ruling machinery, only to discover the gravity of the problem after bowing out and later confronting the sitting government.
Chinese Malaysians must give birth to at least three children each in order to make up the shortfall in population ratio. Childbirth is no longer a personal option or problem but a critical event that will shape the community's destiny in future.
The national politics must be brought back to the right track soonest so that we can once again concentrate on revitalizing the national economy, containing the threats of terrorism and tackling the issue of deteriorating administrative efficiency, among many others.
Such expedient collaboration or alliance is not unknown, but for an opposition camp that upholds lofty aspirations and cherishes the ideals of democracy, teaming up with the wrong partner would only erode its political morality further.