Since the split between what is now DAP-led Pakatan and PAS, the former has been speaking with what amounts to be a forked tongue; one at home and the other ‘abroad’!
Initially after the split between the two, there was a no contact with PAS policy that DAP-led Pakatan had in place. But that Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali was going against the coalition edict and trying to coerce PAS back into the fold.
Was he doing this because he like many others realize that without PAS, the DAP-led Pakatan opposition could not bring in enough Malay votes in the general election or was his contact with PAS more for his own survival? The answer may be a combination of the two with his survival at the forefront.
The Selangor Menteri Besar knows that neither Datuk Wan Azizah Ismail nor Lim Kit Siang wanted him to be Selangor’s Menteri Besar following the Kajang move.
Others like disgraced politician Datuk Anwar Ibrahim (in prison for Sodomy 2) wanted his wife Wan Azizah in that coveted position so that its resources could be used to bring down Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak; thus paving the way for his release prison.
Another party who had vested interest in Datuk Wan Azizah being Selangor Menteri Besar was DAP head honcho; Lim Kit Siang.
Lim Kit Siang knows that he can handle easily manipulate Wan Azizah like a potter manipulates clay. All he had to do and probably still does is to have her believe that his ideas and suggestions are actually hers. So with her as Selangor Besar, the DAP would have their puppet in place to do their bidding.
When PAS submitted Datuk Azmin Ali’s name it infuriated all those who had vested interest in Datuk Wan Azizah becoming Menteri Besar.
Lim Kit Siang and his DAP never liked Datuk Seri Hadi Awang or PAS, but tolerated them because they (DAP) want the human assets (voters) that PAS had access to.
Since their split, DAP-Pakatan has been a mixture of contradictions with it comes to PAS.
In Malaysia they (PH) tried to coax PAS back into the fold. However when PAS and UMNO started working on areas of mutual interest things took a turn.
The DAP-led opposition foreign news portal Sarawak Report published an article stating Prime Minister Najib Razak’s government paid Datuk Seri Hadi Awang money taken from 1MDB; effectively saying that Datuk Hadi Awang is a crook.
Those leaders in the DAP-led opposition who had been so quick to echo news from Clare Rewcastle-Brown’s Sarawak Report news about Prime Minister Najib, never came out and said they did not believe the report about Datuk Seri Hadi Awang and that Clare Rewcastle-Brown lied.
It seems that they were hoping that the report would weaken Datuk Hadi Awang with PAS’ grassroots and cause disenchanted members to run over to Amanah.
So they had banked on either the Sarawak Report lie would work in their favor or the olive branch approach; the one where they would make open overtures to Datuk Hadi Awang and PAS at home.
But here is where it is a little strange; if they believe Datuk Seri Hadi Awang is marred in a scandal (as reported through their S.R hews portal) then why would they want Datuk Hadi Awang and PAS to join forces with them?
Right now it does now seem to matter as Sarawak Reports Chief Editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown has not provided a shred of evidence to back up her claim that Datuk Hadi Awang has accepted 1MDB illegal money; which proves that she has again lied.
In Malaysian, PAS also says that it has never wanted cooperation with Pakatan Harapan.
So even though DAP-led Pakatan tried to play good cop with PAS in Malaysia and have Sarawak Report Play bad cop in London; many could see that it was the same (Lim Kit Siang DAP-led Pakatan) slithering reptile speaking with a forked tongue!