Finished unpacking and have a bit of time before going to sleep.
It's past midnight but I better write this now because tomorrow is going to be a busy day.
The big story at the moment is that meeting between Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and DS Anwar Ibrahim in court.
Dr Mahathir said he was not making peace with Anwar but instead just there to support him for filing that injunction against the implementation of the National Security Council Act.
However, I don't buy it.
I still think that he is indeed making peace with Anwar, one way or another.
At least, as far as I am concerned, that's how this picture seems to indicate,
Otherwise, I don't think Anwar would hold Dr Mahathir's hand like that.
Anwar may be very good at putting up an act, but I don't think he was faking it this time.
I'm sure I'm not the only one who see it that way.
The NSC is just an excuse.
All that 18 years of intense animosity between the two guys seems to be over now.
All those allegations of Anwar being a sodomite and Dr Mahathir a cruel mahafiraun don't matter too, I guess.
They are allies once more and the common enemy is PM DS Najib Razak.
The fact that Dr Mahathir was willing to see Anwar in person again after almost two decades and in my eyes make peace with him, it is a clear sign that the fight against Najib will go on to its bitter end.
I also believe that the meeting with Anwar must had surely sealed Dr Mahathir's bond with the Pakatan Harapan coalition of PKR, DAP and Amanah.
If I'm an Umno or BN leader, I would be worried.
The biggest weapon Umno and BN have at the moment is the disunity of the opposition.
Dr Mahathir is clearly trying to repair the rifts between and within the opposition rank to prepare for the assault in the next general election.
Dr Mahathir had most likely told Anwar that he is not interested to take over the opposition and later on lead the country again.
He's only interested to get at Najib.
Anwar can have the power.
Maybe that's why Anwar was willing to make peace with the man whom he accused of jailing him for almost seven years using trumped up charges.
If Anwar is willing to accept Dr Mahathir, the rest will follow along.
They know it's the only way they would stand a chance to put up a united front against Umno and BN.
Next, I believe, Dr Mahathir will approach Pas.
Pas is the key now.
If Dr Mahathir manages to persuade Pas to rejoin the opposition coalition, then BN will really be in danger in the next general election.
How Dr Mahathir is actually going to do it is beyond me.
I can only think of two possible ways,
1. Offer Pas to have straight fights with BN (particularly Umno) in states it can realistically wins. That's Kelantan, Terengganu and Kedah. Dr Mahathir may even offer tiny Perlis to Pas for good measure. In return, Pas will have to let Pakatan Harapan and his new Pribumi party to have straight fights with BN and Umno in the other states.They may win in Penang, Perak, Selangor and Negeri Sembilan while hitting hard in Malacca, Johor and Pahang. BN and Umno may only count on Sabah and Sarawak to counter those.
2. There are quite a few stories about how Dr Mahathir actually own a huge war chest to be utilised in his fight against Najib. I always doubt this allegation about Dr Mahathir, but if it is indeed true, then he should just use the money now. Let's imagine that Dr Mahathir tells the Pas leadership that he will give them RM1 billion in exchange for their cooperation in the fight against the Najib-led Umno and BN. I suspect that the Pas guys will be very tempted to take up such an offer. They are humans like us after all.
Again, let me remind you that if Dr Mahathir manages to persuade Pas to make peace with DAP, Amanah and PKR, the same way he made peace with Anwar, then BN and Umno may expect a life and death fight in the next general election.