Beware of the venomous reports from The Star, the MCA-controlled newspaper. Here’s a good example…(http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2007/6/4/nation/17924753&sec=nation)PAS
Election director Datuk Mustafa Ali offered a bleak scenario saying only five states were about 70% ready for the polls while the rest were not even half prepared. He also said that PAS members continued to regard both the Barisan Nasional and DAP as the enemy.
“I know you are not comfortable with the DAP but between the two evils, the DAP is the lesser evil,” he said. (The Star)
And here’s what Mustafa Ali has actually said to his members…
” I know some of of you were unhappy with DAP and have even regarded DAP as enemy because some DAP leaders have been turning down the offer to work together with Pas many times over the press. But our common enemy is BN. We still have to work with DAP. I know you are not comfortable with DAP but between the two evils, DAP is the lesser evil.
It’s true that DAP has been turning down the overtures from Pas on many occasions because the party is uncomfortable with Pas on issues such as our disagreement with Islamic State. That was the sole reason why DAP opted to leave BA in 2001. But UMNO / BN is our common enemy, not Pas. We would not treat Pas as enemy. We would work with all opposition parties including Pas on common issues such as ‘NO’ to ISA, OSA, fuel and toll hikes and ‘YES’ to mother-tongue education, cultural and economical rights and maintaining peace, harmony and prosperity for all Malaysians.
If Pas and DAP start treating each other as enemy, our true enemy will be laughing all the way to the bank!