Saturday, January 7, 2012
Hadi or Nik Aziz for PM rebukes Azmin’s stand for Anwar
For PKR Deputy President Azmin Ali, former Selangor PAS Commissioner Datuk Dr Hassan’s Ali’s ‘stubborn’ presence in the leadership folds of Pakatan Rakyat is more than just a thorn in the flesh, but a cancer that is slowly and steadily spreading and wreaking havoc among the component parties of the opposition alliance.
On Friday Azmin called on the PAS leadership to act on Dr Hasan, claiming that the latter had gone overboard and had strayed from the spirit and principles of the DAP, PAS and PKR collusion.
Stubbornness it is on the part of Dr Hasan, as besides brushing aside what Azmin said, he went on to suggest that PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang or Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat be the choice for the opposition’s vision for one among them to be the next Prime Minister.
Dr Hasan’s rationale for suggesting that reflects the imperative for PAS to offer someone of ‘good moral’ standing to be elevated to the post. Well said, because even if the much-touted candidate is proven to be someone of impeccable moral standing, nevertheless it is against all political expediency to have him as Prime Minister along with all the problems and baggage that he is carrying.
Perhaps, Hadi and Nik Aziz is glowing inside and flattered by the suggestion, but as the two top leaders of the Islamic party, that is PAS, naturally it would be unimaginable for them to be seen as being pleased with such a notion.
And to put up a magnanimous and humble public face, especially for the consumption of the PAS grass roots as well as the supporters of the other parties in Pakatan is much expected, never mind that there is no prize for guessing what sort of castles in the air are being built in the mortal minds of the other leaders.
Going by what little the ‘turncoat’ (at least that is how he is being perceived for now) that is Raja Petra Kamaruddin (RPK) has revealed about Pakatan stalwarts in Selangor dividing choice government contracts among themselves, the same may ring true among PAS leaders.
Hadi said it was not important who becomes the Prime Minister, and the thing to look forward to is the safety of the country.
Safety? It makes many of us wonder whether their taking over Putrajaya can guarantee the rakyat that the country will be safe. Safe from what, we wonder as only they would know who the barbarians at the gates of Putrajaya are at this juncture.
Posted by Lenggong Valley at 5:38 PM