Tun Mahathir did not expect a skeleton from his past to show up at ‘Nothing to Hide 2.0; he was probably hoping to show DAP-led Pakatan why he is top dog. In addition, he also wanted to prove that he could draw particularly Malays to an even in much the same way he did with George W. Bush and Tony Blair fake war crimes tribunals.
However, unlike the mock ‘War Crimes Tribunal’, the Nothing to Hide 2.0 event turned chaotic following a question on the Memali tragedy. Perhaps in the future the event will be known as ‘Looking for Some Where to Hide’; following Tun Mahathir and his entourage’s hasty exit from the venue.
Of course there are those DAP-led Pakatan supporters who are quick to say that UMNO plants were responsible for the mealy which had taken place.
Those individuals are so blinded by their dislike for the government that they would never admit the errors the political party or the leaders they support have committed.
Take the case against Penang Menteri Besar Lim Guan Eng as an example. In this case there is document evidence of a crime having been perpetrated and yet Pakatan Harapan blinded loyalists do not see it as anything but a government plot to silence dissension.
In another example, some of these same blinded individuals also see the Registry of Societies (ROS) telling Lim Kit Siang’s DAP that the vote held in 2012 was illegal as still another government conspiracy to weaken Pakatan Harapan.
Therefore, it is of little surprise that DAP-led Pakatan supporters would see the chaos at the Nothing to Hide 2.0 event as still another government plot. The Pakatan Harapan choir will only see anything which is damaging to DAP-led Pakatan as part of a government conspiracy.
Would it now be out of the ordinary to expect some Pakatoons (to borrow RPK’s term) to say that PPBM Logistics and Security Chief Wan Mohammad Ashraf Nasjaruddin is secretly working with and for UMNO after his assertion that he and not Tun Mahathir was the target?
If Pribumi is divided from within (evidence from MTH 2.0 chaos), in much the same way PKR is divided and DAP is divided; then what is Pribumi’s contribution to a political coalition that is in desperate need of help?
As it stands, outside of the name of Tun Mahathir, Pribumi has nothing to sustain itself as a political entity nor does it have anything of real value to Lim Kit Siang’s DAP-led Pakatan opposition.
Tun Mahathir and Pribumi’s sole task was to entice Malays to join their failing political cause and ‘Nothing to Hide 2.0’ was supposed to be their showcase to prove that they can draw Malays.
However as it stands, the only thing Tun Mahathir and ‘Nothing to Hide 2.0 drew was the ire of those in attendance; as the skeletons from Mahathir’s past are coming home to roost!