Damned if we do and damned if we don't.
The devil is of course Umno, whom even their former president says is the devil. But I disagree with Mahathir that the opposition Pakatan is the unknown angel.
The opposition looks more like the non attractive proposal than an angel.
Now, don't get me wrong. I am all for the opposition, but Pas looks like spoiling everything for us Malaysians who want a change of government but do not trust the Islamic party.
Even now, Pas is trying to implement hudud the backdoor way. Enforcing segregation of the sexes in the cinema and supermarket queue. They have also been issuing summons to unisex saloon owners in Kelantan and summons on non-Muslim couples for 'indecent behaviour'
What will happen when Pakatan wrests Putrajaya from Barisan?
Pas can promise that hudud won't apply to non-Muslims. They can say anything they like, but we aren't fooled. Just look at what is happening in Kelantan. You can't have two different sets of law for the same offence anyway.
Pas apologists argue that there is nothing to fear. That Pas cannot unilaterally implement hudud without their other coalition partners DAP and PKR agreeing to it, and that there is no way that DAP will give its blessings to its implementation.
That is being more than a little naive and perhaps self-deluding. We are talking of high stakes here. We are talking about the seat of the federal government itself, not of state government.
It will be hard for DAP not to go along with Pas's then, on pain of Pas leaving the coalition and
Even now, DAP just keeps quiet about what is happening in Kelantan. Not a single word from them.
And of course, you can't expect PKR to object to hudud for fear of being seen to be against Islam.
Now it seems that the devil may yet rule for another 50 more years!
Why must Malaysians who just want a better life, be left with a Hobson's choice?