By OMAR RIDZUAN
FOR the past few weeks, speculation is rife that there will be a new political alliance.
What is groundbreaking about this partnership is that it will consist all Malay-based political parties.
Yes, all Malay-based political parties from Umno to PPBM, PKR and Pas.
However, the pact as of last week did not materialise.
It was widely anticipated that a new political pact will be formed after the Umno meeting.
But the question is, why is there a need for such an alliance?
What is wrong with the current Pakatan Harapan alliance?
All is not well in Putrajaya.
Word has it, Pakatan Harapan coalition members are at each other’s throats during Cabinet meetings.
And this is primarily due to issues brought up by DAP.
DAP may deny the allegations, but the walls have ears.
All these issues have touched on sensitive matters such as the Malay special rights, Islam and the Sultans.
Hence that was why all these rumours of a Pakatan Nasional cropped up.
The Malays are feeling disillusioned and feel that DAP is in control and not Dr Mahathir.
Some are also not happy over the impatience of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim who is pressuring Tun Mahathir to quickly step down.
Hence that is why the possible establishment of Pakatan Nasional was mooted.
However, Lim Guan Eng and Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad have denied that a new Pakatan Nasional will be set up to replace Pakatan Harapan.
Let us just wait and see as the political wranglings is not over yet.
Only time will tell.