TERRENCE NETTO WROTE: “If a mature politics is a pattern of creative responses to society's vast inertia and small margin for change, then the idea of a merger between DAP and Snap is one of the more stimulating propositions to emerge in recent times.
With one stroke, Alexander of Macedon solved all the mystery of the Gordian knot. A DAP-Snap merger, in one fell swoop, would break the racial mould in which Sarawak's politics has for the last four decades been mired.
Floated by the DAP's strategic director, Lim Kit Siang, in the immediate aftermath of his party's redoubtable showing in the Sarawak polls last Saturday, the idea is a win-win proposition for both parties.”
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I am glad that someone besides me thinks likewise. At Uncle Doms, just across the street from the DAP Bukit Assek Service Centre where I worked from, I told three DAP operatives that DAP at worst will win 12 out of 15 and at best 13 out of 15. I was told that I was too optimistic. When I said what I said in my posting of 23March HERE, one of my DAP friends told me I can dream on. But that’s me. Thinking the impossible and toying with probabilities…..you lose nothing anyway, this way.
In brief conversations with YB Lim Kit Siang we never talked about this possibility although it was at the tip of my tongue during supper after a ceremah. Neither did I broached this subject to YB Liew Chin Tong except to tell him that the Pakatan Rakyat Manifesto failed to include the 18 Point Agreement (Sarawak). Terrence, basing himself in Kuching, did communicate often with me but here again our conversations were more on what was happening than what could happen.
But I am glad that three people independently think alike. But others will say “Fools seldom differ”. Meantime, let’s just see how this develops, yah?