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Mat Sabu December 6, 2008

Posted by malaysianstory in Uncategorized.

As expected, PAS spiritual leader Nik Aziz Nik Mat has chosen an “imported candidate” Mohamad Sabu to contest in the coming Kuala Terengganu by-election following the death of BN’s Datuk Razali Ismail, who was Deputy Education Minister.

Nik Aziz may have forgotten the true colors of Mohamad Sabu due to his old age but many who have been observing Mat Sabu’s political career closely can still vividly remember the 1995 incident at Hotel Perdana in Jalan Mahmood, Kota Baru, and Room 121 when he was the Nilam Puri MP.

Mat Sabu, now 54, who is PAS vice-president, was caught committing khalwat with a woman named Norma, at the hotel on Jan 31 that year.

Mat Sabu was later freed of the charge by the Kelantan Chief’s Kadi court but then Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad expressed surprise as to how the former PAS Youth deputy chief could be freed by court.

“I did not understand how the court could free Mat Sabu when he has admitted that he was in a room together with his partner (Norma Abdul Halim) who is not his muhrim (blood relation).

He said there was a possibility Mohamed Sabu was freed based on some technicalities.

Mat Sabu was wakil rakyat in three different parliamentary constituencies – Nilam Puri in 1990 and Kubang Kerian in 1995 (both in Kelantan) and Kuala Kedah in 1999.

He, however, failed to get re-elected in 2004, blaming the Election Commission for “moving the goal post” (after a re-delineation exercise), resulting in his failure to “score.”

Apart from his infamous khalwat case, Mat Sabu has been ‘in and out’ of courts’ for his involvement in illegal gatherings and assemblies nationwide, many of which had not been settled.

Many people consider Mat Sabu a ‘has been’ and likened him an empty vessel.

He has done nothing as a true wakil rakyat except trying to dig up cheap publicity in each illegal gathering.

Except for his hectic schedule to attend court cases, he has never been seen helping or close to the rakyat.

Name callings were his famous trademark and even Anwar Ibrahim, who is now his boss in Pakatan Rakyat, was not exempted from Mat Sabu’s ruckus politicking.

Mat Sabu also lost in terms of the number of votes to a 63-year-old grandmother in a three-corner fight during the last general election won by Razali.

If he could not even beat a grandmother, are we willing to gamble our future and hope anything from Mat Sabu?



1. Norizan Mohd - December 6, 2008

You forgot why he was let free. Nobody could deny that it was a set up.On that unfortunate day, TV3 was seen ready to shoot a scene that was about to happen. The woman went to the room and abang mat wasn’t even close the door, he was still in his pagoda shirt and kain pelikat, when the so-called anti-vice officer came ambushing him, at that time was looking at some dates in a diary given by the woman. He wasn’t alone actually because there was some renovation going on near the room that caused the place a little havoc with workers.

Perhaps you shouldn’t forget what triggered the set up. Rahim Thamby Chik was involved with an under aged girl, that time was a Melaka CM and the UMNO Youth President. Mohamad Sabu’s case was rather a diversion by the then PM, Dr. mahathir. We the rakyat of course during that time was rather stupid and naive because we believed that every word came from TV was the ultimate truth.

Muhamad Sabu is a brave man. He went through the ISA and faces many charges for fighting against corruptions and the government abusive actions towards the rakyats. We should bring him into the parliament via the election so that he can fight and fight hard in the house of august as he always did during those days when he was still an MP.

2. ex-PAS hardcore - December 11, 2008

i agree with norizan but i dont agree with him/her on certain aspects. of course he would fight for his own and party courses. but what has he done for the people over the last two decades as MP. he is a politician and mind u that a policitician is for himself/herself to achieve their own political ambitions through the rakyat. same goes to pakatan rakyat boss, the so-called pak sheikh. what has he done for permatang pauh after winning the aug 26 by-election. his goals and dreams are to become pm. are we still blinded by his antics. have we forgotten the economic downturn in 1998 when he was dpm? instead of helping the people, he caused miseries to many of us with his “fiscal policies”. he took advice from his US buddies and imf. have we not learned from past lessons? once beaten twice shy..

3. HarakahDaily - December 2, 2010

Tulisan yang baik dan pengajaran yang bermakna 🙂

4. HarakahDaily - December 3, 2010

Rasulullah s.a.w bersabda yang maksudnya: �Berikanlah upah kepada pengambil upah (orang yang bekerja) sebelum kering peluhnya�. – Riwayat Ibn Majah

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