Losing a few seats is not the end of the game, as we can still recapture them one day. But allowing PAS to expand its political influences unchecked in the country will take us down the irreversible path of lslamization.
In the past the formation of Pakatan Rakyat was the result of the availability of the first condition with the remaining two in relative dearth. When the parties needed one another, they put their weapons behind them but when they savored the sweetness of power, they began to show their true colors.
Indeed the future is much more important than the past. It is utterly unpragmatic to wrap ourselves within the cocoon of our past experiences. We can only look to a brighter tomorrow if we strive to undo the mistakes of yesterday.
If given the chance, they will bring people from different political affiliations, religions, ideologies--people from the two extremes--towards the middle, to a position that is more fitting for Malaysia.
What the public want now is good governance, not radical racial and religious policies. If PKR echoes PAS' hudud advocacy, it is a matter of time voters will find a new outlet for their frustration in the party.