Kalau buat Cost Benefit Analysis, memang tak balik modal pun nak invest untuk raih undi kaum yang 80% tak sokong Kerajaan. Dulu sampai panggil Psy yang tengah top dengan lagu Gangnam Style pun masih tak sokong jugak.
Perhatikan analisa strategi akhbar Cina yang mengajak kaum tersebut berfikir secara kritis bagaimana nak tarik tali dengan Kerajaan sampai sanggup gesa DAP 'berbaik-baik' dengan UMNO untuk halang RUU 355.
Mereka sedar bahawa dengan sokongan 80% pun, Kerajaan Melayu masih memerintah. Sebab tu strategi pecah dan perintah cuba diguna pakai. Kaum Melayu dipecahkan lagi dengan PAN dan Parti Bunga. Dengan cara ini sahaja mereka akan dapat tentukan hala tuju Negara.
Apa yang mereka takut adalah perpaduan antara UMNO dan PAS. Bagi mereka, damage has been done and nothing can repair it.
The heated RUU 355 issue has quiet down temporarily after the amendment bill was tabled without any debate at the last Parliament sitting. It cannot be denied MCA, despite its lacking in strength with only seven against UMNO’s 88 seats, has shown its resolute stand in dealing with the issue.
DAP has been most disappointing. With 37 parliamentary seats and the support of 80% Chinese votes, it has only cut ties with PAS, the RUU 355 promoter, when PAS wanted to enforce the hudud law, attacked PAS and Barisan when the Government proposed to take over the RUU 355 bill, and declared it would vote against the bill in parliament.
Otherwise, the party has just been pressuring and smearing MCA which has lost much Chinese support in the last election and observing how it is going to block UMNO’s move within Barisan.
If MCA failed, it would put the entire blame on MCA and issue statements attacking MCA and Barisan, even asking MCA to quit Barisan as sort of an answer to the Chinese. Even if MCA quit Barisan and were taught a lesson by the Chinese in the next election (in fact, MCA has nothing to lose anymore) what would happen next? The damage has been done and nothing can repair it.
Is this the only action that the DAP can do? Is this the only answer DAP which has the support of 80% Chinese voters can offer?
DAP is cooperating with its long-time rival Tun Mahathir and says the cooperation is to save the country from a national disaster. Isn’t the RUU 355 amendment bill which will have far-reaching impact on the Constitution and hurt the future generations a national disaster?
Why can’t DAP change its mindset, take initiative to set aside its political differences and offer an olive branch and talk to Barisan or UMNO which command most seats in the parliament and dominates Barisan and stop the bill from being tabled in parliament, or stop it from gaining support from Barisan and UMNO when it is being voted in parliament?
Even though DAP has been voicing its opposition against the amendment bill, it has only 37 seats in parliament, how is it able to ease the concern of the Chinese?
Although initiating negotiation is one thing, whether the opposite side would accept such an offer is another. But in the eyes of the voters, it is something which DAP could offset their guilt especially to their Chinese supporters.
Since UMNO and PAS can cooperate on certain issues, why can’t DAP (or Pakatan) and UMNO (or Barisan) cooperate on issues which affect the people’s interest?