The big letdown


In the end, it was really much ado about nothing. All those wild speculations about PAS joining Barisan Nasional or a merger between the country’s two largest Malay parties were without basis.

One cannot blame desperate Umno leaders for trying their luck to entice PAS into the fold. Instantly, Barisan Nasional with PAS would be able to form governments in Kedah and Perak, be a part of the Kelantan state government, and probably push a hung result in Selangor its way.

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