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The night Tun M dons the sacred green jacket, impressed with full-force Malay solidar
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POLITICS never fail to impress. Nothing is permanent in politics; forget about moral grounds for rules can be bent and so, too, is personal conviction. Extreme versatility is the call of the day as one’s worst enemy today can be his best friend tomorrow and one’s best friend can be his worst enemy overnight.

Who would have expected former twice premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to one day during his advanced lifetime to embrace an arch rival in PAS president Tan Sri Hadi Awang who was willing to accept him with open arms in the name of “common grounds” despite his “past wrongs”?

“Although he (Dr Mahathir) had wronged PAS, there are many common grounds that must be taken into account: to unite and fulfil shared duties in Islam,” the cleric had reasoned out in a Facebook posting in the wake of their reconciliation in May.

“Among the discussions was how it’s a must for Malay Muslims to unite as Malaysia’s majority original residents and a majority in the multi-cultural society.”

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