Perak PAS Commissioner Ahmad Awang revealed that a PAS leader wanted to form a coalition with Umno to rule Perak after the March 8 general election last year.
In his winding-up speech at the 55th PAS muktamar, Ahmad, who did not seek re-election as vice-president, told the delegates that he received a call from the official who is part of the party's national leadership asking him to band with Umno, which he refused. Read here for more
After beating Husam Musa and Mohd Sabu for the PAS deputy presidency, Nasharudin Mat Isa defended party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang who has been criticised for pushing talks for a unity government. Nasharudin also vowed PAS would NOT close its doors to Umno .Related Articles:
On the unity government proposal, he said that the idea had to be put on hold as the party needs time to explain it to the members. Nasharudin added that PAS should NOT “shut the door” on having a dialogue with Umno. He also said it was a necessity for the betterment of the nation.
Nasharudin obtained 480 votes, while Husam, 281 while the third contender Mohamad Sabu received 261 votes. When pointed out that he obtained less than 50 per cent of the votes, Nasharudin said: “I still won.”Nasharudin Mat Isa also said Tok Guru Nik Aziz's views do NOT represent the party. (This is) akin to PAS rejecting its soul as the Tok Guru is PAS spiritual leader. “That is the opinion of Tok Guru, but in the organisation we take the party’s stance. Now there isn’t actually any concrete decision made by the party with regards Umno. The issue will be decided by the party,” he said.
PAS spiritual leader Datuk Seri Nik Abdul Aziz last night had reiterated his disapproval of the unity government proposal, isolating the man behind the idea, party president Datuk Seri Hadi Abdul Awang, and his pro-unity talk supporters.
Speaking at a ceramah held in conjunction with the party’s 55th muktamar (general assembly), Nik Aziz said those who speak of co-operation with Umno are apparently oblivious to the rivalry between these two arch-rivals throughout their existence.
“There is no need to talk to Umno about all this unity government nonsense, it is rubbish,” he told the 5,000 strong attendees who cheered upon hearing the statement.Those who speak of co-operation with Umno are definitely oblivious to its cruelty and we in Kelantan know this,” he said further.
Nik Aziz’s rejection is an open attack against Hadi who has not denied the possibility of further talks, supposedly on behalf of Pakatan Rakyat, with Umno to propose a unity government which Hadi claims to be the best way forward for Malaysia. Read here for more
Highest-grossing PAS central working committee member, Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin believes that the mooted unity talks with Umno will not take place. According to the ousted Perak menteri besar, the matter was not discussed by the delegates at the muktamar although it was mentioned by party president Abdul Hadi Awang. Read here for moreHusam Musa says there should not be cooperation with Umno is accepted by the party during this year's muktamar.
""As long as they (Umno) are in a position of advantage, we should not be cooperating with them. If we are leading (in terms of seat) then we can negotiate. If we negotiate now, it would be seen as helping Umno which is now in a dire state," Husam emphasised. Read here for more
Husam Musa said it was too late for Nasharuddin Mat Isa to deny any plans for the party to join Umno. "I am part of the top leadership so I know what really happened behind the scene," he said when asked by reporters to comment on Nasharuddin’s statement yesterday that the party did not have any plans to join Umno. Asked if he thinks that Nasharuddin was stretching the truth, Husam said: "The truth will come out later." Read here for more
UPDATE: (7 June 2009)DAP Leader Lim Guan Eng said PAS leaders owe a thorough explanation to Pakatan Rakyat top leadership on the party's unity talks with Umno. As a coalition partner, PAS should not keep its allies, the DAP and PKR, in the dark over its ambitious plan to form a unity government in collaboration with Umno.
Lim said the PAS leadership had NEVER explained to the Pakatan leadership over its alleged unity talks held last year with Umno.
He refuted claims by PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang that Pakatan leaders were receptive to the unity talks when PAS explained it to them.
"Pakatan leadership NEVER discussed the unity talks, neither did PAS inform us about it. We are unaware of the goings-on," he told journalists.
Lim reminded ABDUL HADI to be TRUTHFUL and be a God fearing person. "As a religious man, one will not be answerable only to DAP, but also God," he said.
The issue of unity talks dominated PAS' annual congress over the weekend with many leaders and delegates slamming the party leadership's initiatives to hold talks with arch rivals Umno to form an ambitious unity government at the federal level.
Even the much-revered PAS spiritual leader Nik Aziz Nik Mat and ousted Perak menteri besar Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin openly opposed such an idea, which if materialised, could weaken the Pakatan coalition
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"Hanya beberapa orang pemimpin lain dan saya sendiri yang tahu siapa beliau," kata beliau yang hanya tersenyum apabila didesak oleh wartawan yang mahu tahu adakah si celaka penagih Umno itu dari kalangan mereka yang terpilih sebagai pemimpin PAS baru-baru ini.
Sebelum itu, ketika menyampaikan ucapan penangguhan dalam Muktamar ke-55 PAS, Ustaz Ahmad mendedahkan seorang pemimpin PAS menelefon beliau dan menghasut beliau supaya bersetuju dengan pembentukan kerajaan bersama-sama Umno di Perak.
Beliau juga memberitahu, jalang politik barua Umno itu menghubungi beliau sehari atau dua hari selepas PAS Perak mengumumkan ia akan membentuk kerajaan bersama-sama DAP dan PKR.
Pesuruhjaya PAS Perak itu juga memberitahu pemberita bahawa Mufti Perak menjadi barua Umno untuk memujuk PAS supaya membentuk kerajaan bersama-sama parti peneraju Barisan Nasional (BN) itu di Perak.
Menurut Ustaz Ahmad, Mufti Perak itu juga cuba memperdayakannya supaya mempersetujui pembentukan kerajaan apabila beliau menipu Ustaz Ahmad kononnya Mursyidul Am PAS, Tok Guru Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat dan Presiden PAS, Tuan Guru Abdul Hadi Awang mempersetujui pembentukan kerajaan dengan Umno itu.
Tetapi, Ustaz Ahmad yang lebih mengenali Mursyidul Am PAS berbanding mufti pembohong itu menyatakan beliau tahu bahawa Tok Guru Nik Abdul Aziz tidak mungkin bersetuju dengan pembentukan kerajaan sedemikian. Read here for more
Nasharuddin’s Victory: Is it good for UMNO?
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Nasharuddin’s Victory is bad for UMNO.
It will stultify the much needed internal changes shouted about. (It gives UMNO) a sudden feeling of false security. This could come in the form of thinking and feeling that the victors in the recently concluded PAS elections are sympathetic to UMNO's agenda.
The prematurely ejaculated enthusiastic responses from UMNO people serve only to betray the true unwillingness to change. How could we expect those with vested interests to sign away their privileges?
The danger of treating Nasharudin's win as welcoming, is to relegate UMNO and PAS as good substitutes.