after 58 years of walking together arm-in-arm on a multilane road, only a single lane on this bridge is reserved for the ‘chosen ones’ to cross. The rest can take a hike or take a dive.Fight or flight” is the only survival tool left be prepared for a massive rejection come next GEFormer MCA president Dr Chua Soi Lek, you need to ask yourself this: What are MCA, PPP and MIC contributing to BN? Voters, donations?If they are of no benefits to BN, then it would be strategically a good idea for PAS to join BN and increase its voter base.As for the non-Islamic parties’ role in BN, currently their only function in BN is as Umno’s trusted minions. If PAS were to join BN, I don’t see a radical change in this function.When Umno and PAS tie up, what are MCA, Gerakan and MIC going to do? These parties were once major partners in BN. Where are they now MCA has now become an inconsequential and ineffective partner. It has become a lackey to Umno, an accomplice in Umno’s sins and misdeeds.Has it ever commented on the RM2.6 billion donated and banked into PM Najib Razak’s bank accounts?said nothing about the 1MDB crisis, about the free fall of the ringgit, the adverse impact of the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the use of the race card via the ‘red shirts’?They are endorsing Umno and PM Najib Abdul Razak’s scandals by not speaking up. MCA and the others can close shop if Umno and PAS were to link up. ‘Potentially casting them out of the political mainstream…’ – really, Chua? You are clearly not speaking on the facts of the matter, even when you were president of MCA.Umno no longer considers any of the BN component parties important. It is the obvious impotency of you folks against a bullying Umno that has caused many of the thinking rakyat to reject BN.PAS with Umno will consign you folks to oblivion, politically.Why Tell Me?: As for PAS and Umno taking control of the government, so be it. They will fight among themselves and perish. Indeed, they will learn the hard way.Who has made MCA irrelevant? All the leaders past and present who were more interested in lining their own pockets.And why is Umno so rich that they can buy the hearts of the holy ones? Because MCA is willing to close its eyes while the enrichment parties continue. Other than Umno, most of the other component parties are mosquito parties. MCA, MIC and Gerakan are pale shadows of what they were before.They are of no consequence to Umno. More important decisions are made in Umno meetings than BN or cabinet meetings.
MCA and Gerakan are already not in the vote count. Therefore, they have no bearing whatsoever on GE14. Umno and Najib don’t care anymore about BN non-Muslim parties as their members are referred to as ‘penumpang’ (passengers).What is the point of the non-Islamic parties staying in BN when Umno Baru can do whatever it wants?Is it not better for MCA, MIC, etc, to keep away and salvage a little pride of the communities it claims to represent, if there is any left? The problem is that MCA, MIC, etc, are so blinded by thirst for positions and power, it will be next to impossible to extricate themselves from Umno Now PAS is MCA’s problem.Umno no longer considers any of the BN component parties important.
PAS President Abdul Hadi Awang to be made a minister part of agreed deal Deputy President of PAS Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man declared that PAS was ready to forget “ancient history” if its opponents were ready to uphold Islamic principles. This, of course, is the problem with most fundamentalists Muslims or religionists of any flavor; they are always interested in ignoring, forgetting and distorting history in favor of furthering their detrimental agendas Of course, another interesting dimension of this rather self-serving rejoinder is that, who exactly are the “opponents” in this equation? The DAP have been vociferous in their objection to the betrayal of PAS – even though many others (including pro UMNO pundits) and I have always been dismissive of the overly enthusiastic political maneuverings of the DAP and its evangelical wing when it came to the Islamic Party and is deep commitment to upsetting the various social contracts formed over the decades.“A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.”Hell has more definitions than heaven , possibly because more of us expect to end up there than in the other place. A cynic described hell as other people. Men of religion generally promise hellfire for the wicked, an image that rather contradicts the doctrine that the body is terminal and soul eternal. A soul can’t get roasted in flames, can it?One much prefers the blind poet Milton’s insight. Heaven is order, he wrote, and hell chaos. By Milton’s standards, the government of Najib has already gone to hell.PAS has never seemed as helplessly weak as now like UMNO wild weed rooted in corruption. Like an untamed cancer, chaos has destabilized the coalition, corroded governance beyond repair
PAS President Abdul Hadi Awang to be made a minister part of agreed deal Deputy President of PAS Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man declared that PAS was ready to forget “ancient history” if its opponents were ready to uphold Islamic principles. This, of course, is the problem with most fundamentalists Muslims or religionists of any flavor; they are always interested in ignoring, forgetting and distorting history in favor of furthering their detrimental agendas Of course, another interesting dimension of this rather self-serving rejoinder is that, who exactly are the “opponents” in this equation? The DAP have been vociferous in their objection to the betrayal of PAS – even though many others (including pro UMNO pundits) and I have always been dismissive of the overly enthusiastic political maneuverings of the DAP and its evangelical wing when it came to the Islamic Party and is deep commitment to upsetting the various social contracts formed over the decades.“A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.”
Since political parties claim to speak nothing but gospel truth, it may be opportune, as we squabble towards another general election, to raise a Biblical parallel. Which of the two fetches more votes? A sermon on the Mount with its appeal to the meek who shall inherit the earth; or resurrection, which promises hope in the mess of despair? Voters live through five years of meek reality to vote, on one day, for redemption and resurrection. He who mobilises hope, wins.for patience after years of UMNO Islamization , is short-sighted, as is seeking to maintain balance with a political party that has jettisoned its moderate impulses in favor of political expediency.
Turkey,t, became a success story because its 20th-century saviour Mustafa Kemal rejected the Caliphate, and wrenched his nation out of the looming trap of faith supremacy. Courageously, he defused the very symbol of Muslim PAS secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan today said that the Islamist party is prepared to forgive and forget Umno’s transgressions of the past as part of the current mood to once arch-rivals.He said to forgive and forget was part and parcel of the party’s struggles and was practiced at all times by PAS.
Party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang whatever is agreed at a by the president, has to be a decision collective in the interests of the party,PAS’s mission was based on Islamic shariah principles and the party would be open towards others with the same principles. “All this time, PAS has been striving towards this principle, and now comes a time another party wants to take on the same principle, and is willing to fulfill the agenda together. “The key word is unity based on shariah, we are ready to be with any parties for the good of Muslims,
An eye for an eye will leave us all blind. Principles are vulnerable in pursuit of barbarians. But we must also defeat the enemy before it destroys us. That is the challenge.Where Hadi had PAS fails: The solution is more secularism — which factors in the economy PAS President Abdul Hadi Awang dispenses both poison and medicine to UMNO Hadi and his supporters, on the other hand, argue that Islamic ideals are the bedrock of PAS struggle and this cannot be compromised. PAS is on the verge of imploding. UMNO has done relatively better and PAS will be even better off if it embraces secularism in the full sense.Secularism in its full sense implies an embrace of this-worldly things that people need in life, rather than the satisfactions of belonging Secularism must promote a flat model in which it treats everyone as a citizen of Malaysia with whom it has a direct relationship, breaking away from the hierarchical colonial model of the state mediating between communities and cultivating intermediary layers who claim to represent a particular group, community or collective. PAS undivided families Neither should a secular government contemplate, as the UMNOis doing now, setting up universities for Muslims. A university is a secular good that should be open to everyone (provided they can qualify)., as excessive cut-off marks and the despair of many students who fail to get into colleges show, this is a secular good that the government has been unable to supply in sufficient quantity. The point of a secular politics is not to divide up a shrinking pie between various contending social groups. Someone is bound to lose, creating resentment which will shrink the secular constituency. The point of a full-blooded secularism must necessarily also be to grow the pie.
Party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.whatever is raised by the president, has to be a decision collective in the interests of the party,PAS vice-president Iskandar Samad said PAS under the stewardship of its president Abdul Hadi Awang is negotiating his position in the merger Pas Islamic State ( PIS), by now, is everybody’s enemy. Paradoxically, that’s the principle that may stand it in good stead. Because everybody in UMNO has read PAS Machiavelli: an enemy’s enemy is a friend. And there are many interlocking enmities across UMNO the respective cheerleaders.like the lesser of two evils and therefore more preferable, even reached an agreement on the merger barring a few commas and full stops \ offered the counter-narrative, that true strength lay in faith equality, not faith supremacy. Points in the agreement included full demilitarisation in both UMNO and PAS a double standards on Islam Another barbaric chapter of an epic conflict between the presence and promise of modernity, and the bitter, toxic romance of regression was written on the merger Pas with UMNO But as a sense of loss, and fear of the future, Najib intensified, the ideas of exclusivity,Najib is “daydreaming” dominance began to gather momentum
PAS of being pro-Umno and deliberately attempting to weaken the opposition bloc by pressing ahead with the implementation of Islamic law. after the demise of PAS spiritual leader Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat in February, Hadi had steered the party in a different direction.the prime minister Najib to “wake up” and solve the problems plaguing Umno and not use PAS as a smokescreen.The whole world heard Umno deputy president Muhyiddin Yassin’s speech t. It is clear Umno is facing a serious internal crisis similar to those in 1988 and 1998,” Umno of committing numerous “sins” towards PAS, especially the Islamic party’s grassroots members.PAS members or their families were denied allocations or aid which they were supposed to receive as citizens of this nation.the PAS-governed Kelantan was treated as a stepchild since the opposition party seized control of the state for the first time in 1959. the previous PAS Terengganu government was denied the right to petroleum royalty.Umno had a tendency to turn to PAS during its moments of crisis but argued that the wounds inflicted are deep.Too many sins have been committed by Umno towards PAS and it is impossible for the grassroots to forgive Umno,” PAS is on the verge of imploding. UMNO has done relatively better and PAS will be even better off if it embraces secularism in the full sense. all the while UMNO gaining strength, with the Prime Minister consolidating his position and making overtures to PAS.