Mahathir will make his peace with Anwar if that is what he has to do. If Anwar has to make his peace with Mahathir to be relevant to Malaysian politics again, Anwar will make his peace with Mahathir. Malaysia is bigger that either of them. Great leaders like Gandhi and Mandela had nothing more than a belief in themselves to make their own people believe that all is possible if they will only try.
Today the incumbent is Najib Razak. Today the one with the big armies and deep pockets is Najib Razak. Today all that you would want and all that you would need to hold on to government legally or illegally is with Najib Razak.
Mahathir has zilch and Anwar Ibrahim is incarcerated in Sungai Buloh. What then do we have?
What Najib Razak does not have is you, me and the critical mass that will decide Malaysia's fate in these coming days. He lacks the moral authority that only the people can give him.
Yes, we are agreed with Mahathir that there is within our country now, a core group that wants Najib ousted as Prime Minister of Malaysia. Mahathir has seized upon this core issue to rally us all against Najib. He has done it at an age when he is one decade short of a century and he has done so with a flourish - cakap serupa bikin - he has left Umno! And so will his wife, children and many others.
But who will the people listen to?
Who will the people follow as many had followed Anwar during the Reformasi days?
Who will be make the impossible possible?
Who will unite those who are for and against Umno into unity of purpose : to rid themselves of Najib Razak.
Who can do this and yet understand that once that purpose had been achieved, they will all again be sworn enemies of each other? Perhaps more civil and more respectful of each other but still sworn enemies that will face each other off at the next general election?
Three names : Tun Dr Mahatir Mohammad, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Lim Kit Siang... and in spirit aruah TGNA and the late great Karpal.
And a supporting caste of many.
This is not the time for race, religion or politics. Cast aside the past however painful and personal it has been. There will always be time in the future for revenge or forgiveness. For now our task is to make ready our front line for battle. Mahathir and Lim Kit Siang are ready for battle. Anwar Ibrahim is still MIA (missing in action!).
What are we to do to have Anwar join them?