Like any marriage of convenience, this "pakatan" will disintegrate once the honeymoon is over and the "novelty" wears off, they alluded.
You know what, I wouldn't be so ready and emphatic to dismiss Pakatan Rakyat. Didn't they trounce the BN in 1, 2, 3....no, no, FIVE states?
Hey, maybe, they'll fall so hard and crumble. But, really I wouldn't write them off so swiftly. Because the alliance may emerge stronger than BN ever was. Besides, they know NOT to be arrogant.
So, I wouldn't pooh-pooh the Pakatan because I may have to eat humble pie later. But it is so difficult, isn't it? To eat humble pie, I mean.
Tourism Minister Azalina Othman Said believes that the PKR-DAP-PAS alliance will not last long given their different policies, unlike the BN which had the same manifesto for all.
“Politics is a marriage of convenience. Politicians can say anything they want to gain the people’s support.
“Maybe Pakatan Rakyat will work for a month or a year but it will break up in the end as they are too different,” she added.Kedah BN chairman Mahdzir Khalid pointed out that the DAP had on many occasions objected to Pas' intention of creating an Islamic state.
"Now, they are talking about a grouping to work on common goals. I seriously doubt their sincerity."
He said it was common knowledge that Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang and DAP chairman Karpal Singh had been at loggerheads over the Islamic state plan.
In contrast, he said the component parties under the BN enjoyed a good working relationship.
"The main parties - Umno, MCA and MIC - have worked together for more than 50 years.
"This relationship has served as a strong foundation for the ruling party to serve the people well."