UMNO’s “Unity Government” plotters now celebrating for they believe they will be able to achieve a major breakthrough for their seven-year-old conspiracy in four days’ time

UMNO’s “UG” (Unity Government between UMNO and PAS) plotters are now celebrating for they believe they will be able to achieve a major breakthrough for their seven-year conspiracy in four days’ time.

Although UMNO’s “UG” conspirators hatched their plot immediately after the 12th General Elections in 2008, they could not make any headway, although over the years, the UMNO “UG” plotters have refined their game and overcome one obstacle after another.

The UMNO “UG” plot had right from the beginning involved the highest UMNO levels – like the present and former UMNO Presidents and Prime Ministers - and a very high-level meeting was held in the first few months after the 12th General Elections but plotters came away empty-handed.

The “UG” plotters found the obstacles quite impregnable, especially in the steely, principled and consistent opposition of the late Mursyidul Am PAS, Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat.

In fact, when the “UG” concept was revived again over the Selangor Mentri Besar crisis in the third quarter of last year, there was an article in The Malaysian Insider entitled: “Jangan cakap soal gabung PAS – UMNO selagi Nik Aziz ada, kata penganalisis”, quoting a political analyst who said it was better not to discuss it as it was impossible so long Nik Aziz was still alive.

The article said:

“Sebelum ini, media pernah memetik kenyataan Nik Aziz beliau akan meludah muka mana-mana pihak khasnya pemimpin PAS yang mahu bergabung dengan Umno.

“Ia dibuat berdasarkan pengalaman beliau dalam PAS ketika Umno menendang parti Islam itu keluar daripada gabungan Barisan Nasional (BN).”

Although UMNO “UG” plotters encountered a very uphill battle to translate their idea into reality, they have not given up efforts to create conditions conducive to their proposal, in particular in intensifying the rhetoric and politics of hate, extremism, bigotry and intolerance on race and religious issues to conjure up the completely false perception and fear that Malays and Islam are under unprecedented threat and only an “UG” government of UMNO and PAS can save the Malays and Islam.

The death of Nik Aziz on Feb. 12, 2015 was a great and new opportunity for the “UG” plotters.

When the “UG” proposal was first conceived in 2008, MCA, Gerakan and other BN component parties were kept completely in the dark.

But now, they have not only been let into the “UG” secrets, but have been fully recruited to support the “UG” conspiracy on the Machiavellian justification that “the end justifies the means” – the end being to use whatever strategems and trickeries to destroy the greatest threat faced by UMNO/BN coalition in history, the Pakatan Rakyat formed by DAP, PKR and PAS.

This is why the leadership of MCA, Gerakan and the other Barisan Nasional component parties have given UMNO the mandate for the UMNO Kelantan State Assembly representatives to support PAS amendment of the 1993 Syariah Criminal Code Enactment 1993 in the Kelantan State Assembly next week – on the ground that this is the best strategy to break up Pakatan Rakyat because of the DAP’s firm and consistent stand that hudud laws are not in accordance with the Malaysian Constitution and outside the Pakatan Rakyat Common Policy Framework.

As a result, MCA, Gerakan and the other Barisan Nasional component parties have agreed to Kelantan UMNO State Assembly representatives voting in support of PAS’ hudud implemention proposals in the Kelantan State Assembly although this is a fundamental breach of the Barisan Nasional (and previously Alliance) founding principles, and for MCA and Gerakan, not only of their respective parties but their founding fathers including Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Tun Tan Siew Sin and Tun Dr. Lim Chong Eu.

In total betrayal of their party’s founding principles, MCA and Gerakan leaders are also hoping that the UMNO’s UG plotters will succeed in four days’ time to make a major breach in destroying Pakatan Rakyat and therefore save UMNO/BN in the 14th General Elections.

This is a political scenario Malaysians may have to face in the next few days.

Lim Kit Siang DAP Parliamentary Leader & MP for Gelang Patah