Does Anwar Really Care About PAS? May 6, 2009Posted by malaysianstory in A New Chapter, By Election, Penang, Penanti ByElection.
Tags: Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysian Story, PKR's Political Strategy
WILL PAS help their comrades in Pakatan Keadilan Rakyat to win the Penanti by-election should the former fail to field a candidate?
PAS leaders in Penang are unhappy that their voices are not heard by the party’s top policy-making body, the so-called Dewan Syura Ulama.
They even claimed that the Dewan Syura Ulama is more than willing to lend ears to Anwar Ibrahim than their own leaders and members in deciding who should contest in the by-election.
Penang PAS deputy commissioner Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa is on fire when he told reporters at a Press conference that PKR had betrayed the trust of their supporters and is going against their own principles of democracy, transparency and good governance.
The sudden resignation of Fairus Khairuddin as Penanti assembly without good and valid reasons showed that PKR did not put importance on the support and voices of the people in Penanti.
“It is an act of betrayal. How can Fairus resign as and when he likes,” Mujahid said.
In short, what he is trying to say is that the seat does not belong to Fairus personally or PKR to inherit.
In fact, former Penang PAS youth leader Mohd Hafiz Mohd Nordin had made his stance clear before resigning from the post last week.
Mohd Hafiz was among the most vocal state leaders that want the party to contest in the by-election.
The question is, does Anwar bother or care much about the fuss the PAS leaders are making?
Anwar is busy lining up a series of by-elections by asking PKR state assembly representatives in constituencies he would determine to resign to gauge the people’s support for him before the next general election.
He has decided where these by-elections should be held, his battle plans and the effects of the by-elections.
HE HAS NEVER GIVEN UP HOPE TO BE THE PRIME MINISTER.
The recent reshuffle in the PKR leadership made by Anwar will lead to more by-elections to accommodate news leaders appointed by Anwar.
We must remember that Anwar is a master in political strategy and a guru in the divide and rule stratagem.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has to make his moves fast. He must be well-informed by his political advisors on Anwar’s game or he will be history in the next general election.