Diplomacy is not hypocrisy.
No matter how big or small a party is, it must learn how to exercise Diplomacy but not hypocrisy or Wayang.
From little things like negotiations, the party should not pretend to attend but just refuse any negotiation process. Worse still, while ignoring all attempts to talk or negotiate but put up a pretence in public media that there is such negotiation going on.
That will make the party lose credibility among its peers.
Goh Meng Seng