Time For The Tok Guru To Move Aside November 30, 2009Posted by malaysianstory in A Better Tomorrow, Nik Aziz, PAS.
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But how would he know that his services are still needed and for how long more?
Does he know that the rakyat are getting tired and weary with his antiques? His old age is showing his fatigue and the recent controversies surrounding him are also indicators that he is mentally ‘exhausted and dog-tired.’
He could not even disguise between black or white, morale and deceitfulness.
His controversial Haj sponsored trip and the appointment of Abdul Ariffahmi, his son-in-law as the CEO of the Kelantan Mentri Besar Incorporated (PMBK), are among the signs of his political tiredness and his inability to tell between what is morally right or wrong.
Even Nik Aziz’s son Nik Abduh was offended by the controversies created by his own father when he said that the family was deeply hurt and disturbed by the appointment of Ariffahmi who had since resigned from the post. Nik Aziz was adamant when he kept on saying that there was nothing wrong with the appointment of Ariffahmi to the post. Come on Tok Guru. The rakyat are not that stupid.
PAS and DAP were quick to condemn former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad when his son, Mohzani was appointed as director of several public-listed companies. They accused Tun M of practicing cronyism and nepotism. Tun was bashed up by Anwar’s protégé during Umno AGM which prompted the release of a full list of government contracts, projects and Approved Permits and their beneficiaries. The list was suffice to prove that Anwar’s friends and family members made up more than 50% of the list.
So, this Tok Guru who is propagating and preaching Islam, morality and good values said he saw nothing wrong with the appointment of his son-in-law as the PMBK’s CEO. He also said that it was not a sin for him to accept a friend’s offer to pay for the Haj trip for him and his family costing more than RM150,000. That’s a big sum and don’t tell me that this friend of Nik Aziz, who is a contractor, is not expecting anything in return. Even the Mak Cik in Nik Aziz’s constituency will say that it is morally wrong.
In fact, a delegation from PAS headquarters, led by party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, conveyed the party’s stand that it was against the appointing family members in state-owned organizations before Nik Aziz announced his decision last Monday.
“Hadi is more rational in handling issues which can jeopardize the future of the party, campared with Nik Aziz who often bullied him,” wrote Kickdefella who was removed after MACC began investigations into Ariffahmi’s for alleged abuse of power.
The aging Tok Guru had even accused one Colonel Mat whom he claimed had orchestrated the whole episode to topple him, the party and the state government. Well, that’s not peculiar of the Tok Guru who likes to blame others except himself.
The Tok Guru also said that he will only step down due to old age or because he is ill. But having been there for the last 19 years has taken its toll on him. Or maybe he actually wants to create a record of sort for being the longest serving MP or leader in the country’s history. Nk Aziz even refuses to name his successor as the next Kelantan Mentri Besar.
Well, as Tun Dr Mahathir had said. Step down while you are adored by the people or get booted out in disgrace when the people no longer like your face.