Thursday, November 27, 2008

Anwar cause further split in Malay polity

Anwar Ibrahim with Erdogan and Abdullah Gul

This time its PAS

PAS is under pressure to be more exertive. Confidence among their non-member Malay grassroot are slowly waning. It is saved only by UMNO's over-extended party election. PAS, which branch out from the main trunk of Malay polity of UMNO, has undergone several ideological transformation. But the current silence of PAS from rebutting critics on azan practise, fatwa on yoga and tomboy, etc is very unbecoming. Dr Mahathir had to tease PAS to awake them from their slumber (read Utusan report below.).

Underpinning their silence is their association with PKR under Pakatan Rakyat. That association has usurped into PAS a pro-Anwar faction within their fold. The faction dubbed as the Erdogan faction is expected to mount a challenge on the leadership. The clergies have reacted. YB Khalid Samad, MP for Shah Alam was removed by the state PAS Commisioner, YB Dato Dr Hasan Ali from the state PAS leadership. Khalid can be remembered as the PAS MP that delivered a speech at a Church in Shah Alam.

On Aug 18th, 2008, this blogger put up a posting, Anwar or Istiqamah for PAS? to pre-warn of such faction. Back then, PAS members denied such existence. These days they no more do.

New Straits Times, September 22nd, 2008

Anwar's dream widens Pas rift

By ZUBAIDAH ABU BAKAR

DATUK Seri Anwar Ibrahim's obsession of becoming prime minister is causing more ripples in Pas. Tension between the pro-Anwar group in Pas, popularly known as the Erdogan faction, and the pragmatic ulama-backed group has been pushed up a notch.


The fracture over the opposition's "prime minister-in-waiting" has re-emerged, this time over Anwar's claims -- since proven to be a bluff -- of forming a new government by Sept 16.

Insiders fear that the internal conflict could have an impact on the Islamist party's future in Pakatan Rakyat, especially with Anwar's continued inability to deliver on his promise to oust Barisan Nasional.

The split, they say, may leave casualties in the present leadership.

This could take place even before next year's party elections as there are moves to replace those perceived as being pro-Anwar.

The party elections are likely to see contests for key posts between the warring factions, the most commonly bandied about being a battle for the post of deputy president, currently held by Nasharuddin Mat Isa.

Supporters of vice-president Husam Musa want him elevated in the party hierarchy by opposing Nasharuddin as one of those behind the controversial and secret Pas-Umno unity talks.

Husam attentively listening to Anwar believed to be at Dubai on Jun 2008. Was the trip about a trade mission for Selangor and Kelantan or hatching of the Erdogan plan?

The Erdogan faction -- a reference to the younger moderates led by Husam -- came under heavy fire at the muktamar in Ipoh.

Delegates, especially at the Youth assembly, did not mince words when they slammed the leaders of the faction for "kowtowing" to Anwar's ambitions and bending to his agenda.

The faction leaders were accused of championing Anwar's cause for political mileage and to boost their own popularity with the masses.

The muktamar was reminded of Anwar's ungratefulness when he dumped Pas to join Umno, when it was Pas that had supported his activism before his entry into politics.

The party convention may have reaffirmed Pas' commitment to Pa-katan Rakyat but the rivalry between the factions did not end there.

An undercurrent remained, rising to the surface recently over an article published by party organ Harakah, in which Terengganu state commissioner Mustaffa Ali reasoned that Anwar would not be able to realise his Sept 16 takeover plan.

His comments landed him in hot soup.

Mustaffa, already labelled pro-Umno because of his role in the Pas-Umno unity talks, was criticised by Pas spiritual adviser Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat for parroting the Umno president. He won himself another label -- "Umno mouthpiece".

It is believed that Nik Aziz accused Mustaffa of going against the wishes of the muktamar, which had supported Anwar as Pakatan Rakyat leader, without fully understanding what Mustaffa actually said.

This, the Tok Guru reportedly admitted when he met Mustaffa over the dispute last week.

The public spat between the two saw several Pas-linked blogs attacking the Erdogan faction for being behind the riposte by Nik Aziz.

Mustaffa, who is Harakah chairman, was in turn accused of directing the newspaper to tone down Nik Aziz's full statement. The irony is that the accusers are well aware that Mustaffa is not involved in the day-to-day running of Harakah. He merely chairs the board.

While the clash between Mustaffa and Nik Aziz has since been "resolved", with the former insisting that Pas is not in crisis, the party faithful are asking whether it is worthwhile for Pas to take the strain caused by one man who is not even a member.

A leader like Anwar, they say, will come and go.
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Utusan Online 24/11/2008

Pas tidak mampu bersuara - Dr. Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR 22 Nov. - Pas kini tidak mampu bersuara malah banyak tindak-tanduknya hanya untuk memuaskan parti lain termasuk membenarkan penternakan babi di kawasan kampung orang Melayu.

Bekas Perdana Menteri, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad berkata, Pas rela menerima perkara itu, malahan tidak lagi berani untuk bercakap mengenai penubuhan negara Islam.

Oleh itu kata beliau, orang Melayu juga tidak boleh mengharapkan Pas untuk melindungi hak-hak keistimewaan mereka memandangkan parti itu lebih kecil daripada DAP walaupun mempunyai penyokong yang ramai.

Jelasnya, inilah dilema yang dihadapi oleh orang Melayu terutama pada Pilihan Raya Umum Ke-13 nanti sama ada untuk memilih UMNO dan Barisan Nasional (BN) ataupun Pas dan pembangkang.

''Orang Melayu berpendapat kalau mereka mengundi UMNO dan BN bermakna mereka akan memilih pemimpin yang rasuah dan jika mengundi Pas bermakna mengundi pembangkang yang pasti tidak akan meneruskan pembangunan orang Melayu dan bahasa Melayu ," katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian semasa membentangkan kertas kerja mengenai 'Dilema Melayu' pada Siri Wacana Gapena V anjuran Gabungan Penulis Nasional (Gapena) di sini hari ini.

Ujar beliau, ini adalah dilema orang Melayu, tetapi menegaskan ia tidak bermakna mereka membenci orang Cina atau India.

Dilema itu katanya, bagi mempertahankan kedudukan orang Melayu kerana tidak harus menjadi hamba di negara sendiri.


* All pictures and information links courtesy of AnwarIbrahimDotCom.

5 comments:

berasiam said...

Kalau nak kata orang Anwar dalam PAS, Haji Hadi adalah orang Anwar sebab sama2 dalam ABIM dulu. Haron Din pun penyokong tegar Anwar, jelas semasa Anwar dipecat 1998. Ahmad Awang di Perak pun orang Anwar. Tapi bila dikatakan Khalid Samad orang Anwar sebagaimana yang TV3 sebut, timbullah persoalan. Khalid Samad dulunya adalah aktivis IRC, asal usul JIM sekarang ini. IRC bersaing kuat dengan ABIM dan PAS dari segi pengaruh dan penonjolan. IRC dikatakan cuba mengambil alih PAS dan ABIM sebelum mereka mengambil keputusan berdaftar sebagai JIM. Dari segi sejarahnya, Khalid Samad adalah seteru Anwar berbanding dengan tokoh-tokoh yang disebutkan terdahulu. Macam mana nak menilai seseorang orang itu dan orang ini, hanya media yang pandai melabelkan sedemikian. Pembaca tidak harus menerima bulat-bulat apa yang ditulis, baik di media cetak, mahupun elektronik.

Anonymous said...

anwar is as bad as mahathir ....

they should be a "couple"!

A Voice said...

Berasiam

Adakah Hadi orang ABIM? Bukan Fadzil Noor ke?

Kalau nak kata sementang Khalid Samad orang IRC maka dia tidak ada kaitan dengan Anwar, kemungkinan itu tidak betul langsung?

Jangan lupa Rahim Ghouse dan Wan Hasni of Abrar Group yang bekerjasama dalam UMNO!

Kini, kumpulan IRC, atau JIM kebanyakkannya berada dalam PKR seperti Shaari Sungip, Zahir Hasan, dll.

Namun logik anda tidak salah, kerana ramai ahli2 PAS menafikan Khalid sebagai sebahagian dari kumpulan Erdogan.

Namun begitu, jika faction PAS satu masa dahulu adalah kumpulan tradisi dan kumpulan professional, kini Erdogan sudah menjadi faction ketiga dan mungkin sudah menjadi dua - tradisi/professional menentang Erdogan.

Mesej saya adalah struktur politi Melayu terus berpecah dan melemahkan. Bagi "kuasa Melayu baru" PKR, ini hanya menguatkan mereka. PKR membawa sesuatu yg mersoakkan bargaining power Melayu Islam dan memutuskan kesinambungan politi Melayu di alam budaya Melayu.

Saya merasakan UMNO dan PAS perlu ada satu persefahaman bagi menjaga kepentingan bersama.

Persefahaman yang kuat dan tidak mudah dilunturkan oleh tekanan dari rakan kongsi dalam BN dan PR saja untuk mengekalkan kekuatan Melayu Islam dan menjadi teras kepada keamanan, kemakmuran dan kesejahteraan berbilang kaum dan negara .

Omong said...

alahai

ada juga manusia yg membawa kecoh tak beruntung

bising sana sini apa pun tak dapat dicapai

janji manis beribu janji

yg menunggu terus menganga mulut

Anonymous said...

Anwar dan Hadi telah berjanji di Peoria Illinois Disember 1986 lalu bahawa PAS dan UMNO tidak akan membiarkan Melayu hilang kuasa di Pantai Barat semenanjung walaupun mereka "seteru politik". Bila perlu UMNO dan PAS akan bersama sekiranya keadaan memerlukannya.

Malangnya bila Anwar kini tidak lagi berada di dalam UMNO mereka berdua jelas bertanggungjawab membiarkan DAP berkuasa di Selangor dan Perak apabila mereka berdua menentang kerjasama UMNO dan PAS menubuhkan kerajaan negeri selepas PRU12 lalu.

Bertambah malang lagi keadaan perpecahan Melayu semakin meruncing. Di Selangor kumpulan PAS dibawah Exco Agama dan Adat Istiadat Melayu dengan terang menegah penubuhan cawangan-cawangan PKR khususnya di kawasan-kawasan Lembah Kelang.

Lebih menarik lagi sudah mula nampak gerakan untuk meletakan orang-orang Anwar sebagai nazir-nazir masjid sebagai persedian menghadapi "pilihanraya masjid" Selangor bulan Jun 2009 nanti.

Kita nampak bukan sahaja orang Melayu berpecah di dalam perbalahan dalaman UMNO dan perbalahan UMNO lwn PAS & PKR, mereka juga bakal berpecah kerana perbalahan dalaman PAS dan perbalahan antara PAS dan PKR.

Kalau bukan kerana Anwar & Hadi siapa lagi.

ex MISG

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