I have been seeing many Malay Muslim commenters expressing hope that PAS will be joining Umno to counter what they now see as the threat to Malay Muslim survival presented by the Chinese who are totally united under DAP's political leadership.
Sorry to say, I don't see that happening under the present PAS leadership and not likely to happen in the next couple of generations either.
First and foremost PAS shares DAP's objective, which is also shared by the 90% Chinese who voted for them, in killing off Umno.
For PAS, with Umno dead, they will take on the mantle of being the Malay Muslim political force that will shape the direction and thinking of the more than 60% Malay majority of this country.
To their thinking, DAP will only be able to command the support of less than 40% non-malays, hence will never be able to challenge the superiority of their numbers.
They also think that all the present business interests controlled by Umno and the Malays will naturally fall into their control as they hold the upperhand in the Malay internal power struggle.
For them, the end justifies the means.
However, they fail to take into account what their partner are doing to preserve their interests.
For DAP, it has never been MCA. That's why they managed to convince the Chinese to weaken MCA to such a point without killing it off.
Although it can no longer be a credible partner in the coalition, MCA can still utilise its position within the coalition to protect Chinese large business interests that depend on the government and Umno patronage.
The weakened state of BN also forces Umno leadership to make large concessions to appease the Chinese at the behest of their MCA partners and the Chinese NGOs and special interest groups.
Their final battlefield was supposed to be GE13 where even members of MCA and Gerakan voted DAP.
Their miscalculation was they underestimated the intelligence of rural Malays.