Khamis, 25 Jun 2009

Anwar: Ready To Be Jailed...!!! But....????

MALAYSIAN opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said on Thursday he is prepared to be jailed for sodomy in a trial next month, but warned his conviction could unleash a groundswell of public support to rout the government in the next elections.

Mr Anwar denies the charge and said he does not expect a fair trial.

It's the second time in his political career that he has been charged with sodomy. Both cases have been politically motivated to stop him from challenging the people in power, he said. But just like the first case, 'there will be a huge outcry here and internationally', Mr Anwar told The Associated Press.

'The worst-case scenario for me personally would be great for the opposition and the worst-case scenario for the government' in the next elections in 2013, he said.

Mr Anwar, 61, was charged last August with sodomising a 23-year-old male former aide, Mr Saiful Bukhari Azlan. Sodomy, a crime in this Muslim-majority country, is punishable by up to 20 years in jail even if it is consensual.

The trial starts July 8 and is seen as a test of credibility for Malaysia's judiciary, which has been tainted by allegations that many judges are corrupt and easily influenced by the government. The trial will also reflect on new Prime Minister Najib Razak's promises to create a more open and free society.

'My chances, given a free fair trial, are 100 per cent, but under the current circumstances the chances go down fast,' Mr Anwar said.

'Nobody likes to go to jail, but I will do it if forced to ... and hopefully (come) out like a hero.' He said a government hospital's July 13 medical report of a rectal examination of Mr Saiful found no evidence of anal penetration.

He also claimed that his defence team has evidence to show that he was framed and that Mr Saiful has become exceedingly wealthy in recent months. He implied Mr Saiful was bribed by the government.

The government denies it is persecuting Mr Anwar, and says it has nothing to do with what it describes as a personal case between two individuals. -- AP

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MR ANWAR, a former deputy prime minister, spent six years in prison after being convicted of corruption and sodomy following his ouster from the Cabinet in 1998.

His arrest led to weeks of massive anti-government protests, and support for the ruling National Front coalition fell drastically in general elections the following year, even though it returned to power.

After emerging from jail in 2004 when the sodomy conviction was overturned, Mr Anwar formed an unusual three-party opposition alliance that won more than one-third of Parliament seats in the 2008 elections.

It was the first time Malaysia's opposition parties had formed an alliance cutting across racial lines. Mr Anwar brought them together by tapping into the anti-government resentment not only among the minority Chinese and Indians but also the majority Malays.

Mr Anwar said his alliance will surely win the next elections, due in 2013, if he goes to jail.

'If (Prime Minister) Najib pursues this, he is making a big blunder. It will continue to haunt him for the rest of his life,' he said. 'They can control the judiciary, the media, the police but they cannot control public opinion.'

Still, Mr Anwar said, the alliance has taken into account the possibility of him going to jail, which would bar him from contesting elections for five years after he has served his sentence.

The three parties are holding 'elaborate sessions' on who would lead the alliance into next elections, Mr Anwar said.

'This time, we are prepared for everything,' he said. -- AP

Calon Manek Urai: Ada pemimpin Umno sudah kecewa

KUALA KRAI, 25 Jun (Hrkh) - Biar pun PAS akan mengumumkan nama calon bagi mempertahankan Dun Manek Urai malam esok, namun Umno masih lagi berteka teki.

Keadaan nampak bercelaru apabila Dato' Seri Najib Razak seakan-akan belum pasti bila calon Umno akan diumumkan.

Perdana Menteri sekadar menyebut hari Ahad ini, namun ia tidak lebih sebagai satu kemungkinan sahaja.

Presiden Umno juga seperti berlepas tangan apabila pengumuman calon tersebut hanya diwakilkan kepada timbalannya, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

Ini memperlihatkan Umno tidak yakin untuk membawa cabaran di Dun Manek Urai, biarpun menguar-uarkan mampu merampas Dun terbabit.

Di tengah-tengah kekalutan itu pula kedengaran nada kecewa diluahkan beberapa pemimpin Umno kerana mereka seperti dipinggirkan.

Antaranya, bekas Ketua Pemuda Umno Kuala Krai, Zulkefli Omar yang juga bekas Adun Manek Urai pada penggal lalu.

Difahamkan beliau tidak lagi turun berkempen sebagaimana sebelum ini memandangkan namanya telah dicicirkan Umno Kelantan.

Sedangkan beliau dikatakan sudah lama keluar masuk kampung sebaik sahaja mendengar berita Haji Ismail Yaakob (Paksu Wil) terlantar sakit.

"Zuki datang menemui penduduk di banyak tempat termasuk di Kampung Budi, Chuchuh Puteri, Sungai Sok dan Manek Urai Lama. Beliau datang ke rumah penyokong Umno di kampung terbabit.

"Bekas Adun itu juga pernah ditemui di kedai kopi di Budi ketka mengadakan pertemuan dengan penyokong Umno di situ. Tetapi sehari dua ini beliau tidak kelihatan lagi," kata seorang penduduk di Manek Urai Lama.

Nama Zulkifli atau lebih dikenali sebagai Zuki di kalangan masyarakat dikatakan sudah tercicir, biar pun ada pengalaman untuk mewakili Umno pada pilihan raya kecil Dun berkenaan.

Manakala di Laloh di kalangan penyokong Ketua Wanita Umno Kuala Krai, Rohani Abdul Majid juga sudah kedengaran rasa kecewa apabila nama Kak Ani dicicirkan dari awal lagi.

Seorang penduduk memberitahu kemungkinan besar penyokong Kak Ani tidak akan bekerja membantu kempen Umno pada pilihan raya itu kerana Perhubungan Umno Kelantan mengenepikan Kak Ani.

Sedangkan katanya, Kak Ani seorang pemimpin tempatan yang mempunyai pengalaman luas di Manek Urai memandangkan terbabit dengan Umno sejak muda lagi.

"Kami sungguh kecewa dengan tindakan pihak atasan yang mengenepikan suara akar umbi kerana semata-mata mahu memberi laluan kepada pihak lain bertanding," kata seorang penyokongnya.

Situasi yang sama juga dikatakan berlaku di Manek Urai Lama, tempat Kak Ani tinggal.

Penyokong dan keluarganya dikatakan tidak lagi agresif berkempen.

Seorang penduduk memberitahu Umno Kelantan hanya mahu memberi peluang kepada bukan anak tempatan bertanding di Manek Urai seperti berlaku pada 2004 apabila Zuki yang tinggal di Kuala Krai bertanding di Dun berkenaan.

Katanya, anak tempatan di Manek Urai diketepikan begitu sahaja, sedangkan mereka juga sudah lama bergiat dalam parti dan mempunyai pengaruh di kampung tersebut.

Antaranya pemimpin bukan tempatan yang cuba diketengahkan di Manek Urai iaitu Ketua Pergerakan Pemuda Umno Kuala Krai, Tuan Aziz Tuan Mat dan bekas Adun Mengkebang, Azizuddin Hussien.

Manakala anak tempatan yang difahamkan mendapat sokongan padu Ketua Bahagian Kuala Krai, Dato' Ramzi Abdul Rahman iaitu naib ketua bahagian, Che Jalal Muda.

Beliau tinggal berhampiran Pejabat Perhutanan di Manek Urai Baru.

Namun beliau difahamkan kurang menjadi pilihan kepada Perhubungan Umno Negeri yang lebih cenderong kepada Tuan Aziz, yang kini berkhidmat sebagai pegawai Kesedar.

Tuan Aziz menjadi pilihan memandangkan Che Jalal mempunyai hubungan rapat dengan Ramzi yang pernah menjadi orang harapan Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Sementara itu, PAS akan mengumumkan nama calon malam esok bertempat di Markas Kampung Manek Urai Lama pada majlis ceramah yang diadakan.

Ketua Penerangan PAS Kuala Krai, Arifabillah Ibrahim berkata, pengumuman nama calon yang dilakukan Mursyidul Am PAS, Tuan Guru Dato' Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat.

Katanya, hadir sama pada program itu Presiden PAS, Dato' Seri Tuan Guru Abdul Hadi Awang, Setiausaha Agung DAP, Lim Guan Eng dan Pengarah Pilihan Raya KeADIlan, Saifuddin Nasution.

"Program tersebut dijangka mendapat sambutan ramai di kalangan penduduk tempatan kerana mereka mahu melihat dari dekat wajah pemimpin yang akan menggantikan Paksu Wil," katanya.

Kesesakan lalu lintas dijangka teruk berlaku petang esok sehingga berakhir ceramah memandangkan laluan ke kampung tersebut hanya melalui sebuah jambatan sempit yang merentangi Sungai Lebir.

Selain itu jalan di Manek Urai lama juga agak sempit agak sukar untuk menerima limpahan kenderaan. Apa yang pasti itulah sebahagian kemeriahan pilihan raya. - mj _

Isu Manek Urai : SPRM Tidak Sepatutnya Double Standard

Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) digesa agar bersikap ‘tidak pilih bulu’ dan telus dalam isu siasatan politik wang yang membabitkan Ketua Menteri Melaka Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam.

Naib Presiden Pas, Datuk Mahfuz Omar berkata, SPRM telah menunjukkan sikap yang tidak adil kepada rakyat dengan menangguhkan siasatan terhadap perkara yang telah terbukti jelas kesalahannya.

Menurutnya, perbuatan SPRM tersebut jelas menunjukkan badan yang dianggap bebas oleh kerajaan itu telah dipergunakan demi menjaga kepentingan individu yang tertentu dalam kepimpinan Barisan Nasional(BN).

“Apa yang dapat dilihat sekarang ialah siasatan yang dilakukan hanya menumpukan kepada kes yang lebih menyebelah kepada Pakatan Rakyat (PR). Jika melibatkan kepentingan BN, siasatan tidak serancak apa yang dilakukan kepada PR,” katanya, semalam.

Beliau berkata demikian ketika mengulas kenyataan Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, yang menyatakan SPRM sedang memperhalusi siasatan berhubung dakwaan politik wang bagi pencalonan Ketua Menteri Melaka, Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam bagi jawatan Timbalan Presiden dalam pemilihan parti itu baru-baru ini.

Mahfuz yang juga Ahli Parlimen Pokok Sena berkata, kes yang melibatkan Menteri Besar Selangor, Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim yang didakwa menyalahgunakan kuasanya diselesaikan dengan cepat oleh SPRM berbanding kes-kes besar yang lain dilaporkan.

Se:mentara itu, Timbalan Pengerusi DAP, Dr Tan Seng Giaw mahu SPRM melakukan siasatan berdasarkan undang-undang yang telah diperuntukkan kepada mereka, bukan disebabkan tekanan daripada kerajaan.

Menurutnya, SPRM haruslah bertindak membuat siasatan terutamanya kes yang berprofil tinggi dengan menunjukkan kepada rakyat bahawa mereka melaksanakan tugas dengan adil dan saksama.

“SPRM yang mempunyai fungsi tugas yang lengkap oleh undang-undang seharusnya tidak menggunakan kuasa mereka dengan dipengaruhi oleh mana-mana pihak kerana mereka sepatutnya menunjukkan kredibiliti mereka,” katanya.

Seng Giaw yang juga Ahli Parlimen Kepong berkata, sekiranya siasatan tidak mempunyai sebarang bukti, maka pihak penyiasat tidak akan mampu berbuat apa-apa.

“Semua kes memerlukan bukti. Kika tiada bukti, kita tidak boleh buat apa-apa, tetapi jangan sembunyikan bukti tersebut,” katanya.

Of Accountability, Transparency and Vigilance

I have learned from scholars that in order for someone to be held accountable, the person must first be given authority and responsibility for which he/she will be held accountable. This article intends to look into our government’s accountability, transparency and vigilance and what we could learn from it.

By Mohd Prasad Hanif, Secretary, PAS Kawasan Klang

In March 2008, more than half of the Malaysian people granted Pakatan Rakyat the authority and the responsibility to govern five states, including two highly industrialized states. The remainder granted Barisan Nasional the authority and responsibility to govern the Federal Government as well as other states. Therefore, both these coalition of parties are answerable to the people of Malaysia.

On the 28th of April 2008, Malaysiakini reported that CEO of UEM, Tan Sri Tajudin Ali, requested all the members of the ruling party, UMNO, to support the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister. The CEO is the Chairman of UMNO Veteran’s Club.

UEM was established from the tax coffers of the people to induce growth for the nation as a whole. In terms of accountability, the loyalty of this CEO is clearly compromised. The goal of economic progress and development becomes secondary, loyalty to the ruling party and government becomes the primary goal. We gave the government the authority to establish UEM and the responsibility to ensure this GLC acts in the best interests of the people, to help the country’s economy to grow and prosper. Instead, the lines are blurred such that public property is naturally assumed to be a property of UMNO and therefore, conflicts of interest such as these are common.

Pakatan Rakyat must learn from this and clearly establish the line between maximization of profit for the benefit of the people and the interference of government to gain political mileage. If this line is clear, the public will be able to clearly gauge the performance of government linked companies and their effect on the economy of the country. Most importantly, it is expected that a company that has a free and independent management would be able to compete more effectively. Therefore, Pakatan Rakyat was given authority and responsibility to act on behalf of the people of Malaysia and for the people of Malaysia, not the party or coalition.

Let’s revert to older news. On November 3rd, 2000, Asiaweek had this to report:

“The outcome will resonate throughout Malaysia's economy. Halim does not have the estimated $1.3 billion for the purchase. Three bank consortiums are reportedly finalizing offers to arrange new loans — despite the fact that this will raise the banking system's exposure to Renong and Halim to 7%. Because Renong's interests reach the spectrum of Malaysia's industries, it is considered a proxy for the economy. But it is also a poster company for the murky corporate-governance practices that foreign investors complain about. Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has asked one of his special advisers, Nor Mohamad Yacob, to brief analysts and foreigners on what the country is doing to improve corporate transparency and accountability. All that effort may well go to naught if Halim is seen as enjoying special treatment at the expense of minority shareholders. "This is an important test for Malaysia," says Yeoh Keat Seng of the online stock advisory Malaysiastreet.com.

Why would the banks be willing to make the loan? Halim, 47, is a protégé of Mahathir confidant Daim Zainuddin, who has worked closely with the country's top leaders for years. Since his company was formed in part from the assets of the United Malays National Organization, Malaysia's dominant party, Halim once described himself as the business proxy for the organization. And it may be in the banks' interest to save Renong: Its debts are so big that if the company failed, the whole financial system would suffer.”

In terms of transparency, despite the ‘murky corporate governance’ reported of Renong, the government supported the idea of the bail out and did not require the company to publish its corporate governance details. Due to the fact that the CEO reports only to the President of UMNO who is also the Prime Minister of Malaysia, the government never requested the information to be revealed. This not only misleads the investors but reduces investor confidence in the company and the country.

Another case of a murky deal is revealed in CNN:

“Terms of the deal weren't revealed, but the government agreed to pay Malaysia Airlines $236 million to compensate it for giving up domestic routes. Air Asia also got a number of unspecified incentives; including what some say is a $5 million subsidy to service some rural routes.” – CNN

When public money is used to offer a solution to a problem, the government must be prepared to divulge all information if the process falls short of the people’s expectation. It is a democratic right of information. Politicians have advisors and civil servants to advise them on a project and are very well informed. However, the public can only ascertain whether proper attention has been paid to the relevant costs and benefits of the project if this information is disclosed. Else, the public cannot gauge the government’s response, knowledge or efficiency.

Vested interests by political parties in public properties breed corruption. The goal of maximizing profit such that investors are satisfied as well as the economy is induced to develop, is ignored in cases where the decisions are politically motivated and preserves the elite. The Asiaweek report below shows how our government’s vigilant nature in Malaysia is undermined:

“As Renong's finances deteriorated, Halim persuaded subsidiary UEM to buy 32.6% of Renong for 3.24 ringgit a share — 35% higher than Renong's then stock market price of 2.40 ringgit. Naturally, UEM's minority shareholders felt their company was being used to bail out Renong — at an inflated price too. To appease them, Halim promised to personally buy back the Renong shares at the original price by Feb. 15, 2001 if the stock was trading below 3.24 ringgit then. That pledge is coming back to haunt him. Renong closed at 1.73 ringgit a share on Oct. 25 and is unlikely to improve given its debt and negative investor sentiment toward Halim.”

In good governance, the Government must act bona fide and in the interest of the people, to use powers for their intended purposes, to avoid conflict of interest and to exercise care diligence and skill. Therefore, the government must be vigilant in utilizing public’s properties and exercising the authority and responsibility granted to it. Looking at the case above, we notice that Halim has violated every duty and responsibility of a director and the Barisan Nasional Government followed suit by deciding to rescue him. To add salt to the wound, Halim is neither punished nor reprimanded and this sent a distressing signal to investors.

The concerns that have been raised are primarily related to the fact that our representatives’ actions in and outside the government have immense effect on every facet of the people’s lives. Therefore, it is imperative that each and every one of us demand that our representatives are accountable, transparent and vigilant – whether they are from Pakatan Rakyat or Barisan Nasional. Therefore, we must know how to judge the performance of our representatives.

The March 2008 political tsunami is not just a victory but it is also very much a reminder to the Pakatan Rakyat representatives. Since the representatives took over, and the dust has settled, we find meager performance and much complaining. We have elected the representatives to offer solutions to the problems that Malaysia faces, not inform the public of the problems that they face.

It is imperative that we hold our Pakatan Rakyat representatives accountable for their actions and words. We expect every promise to be followed through to completion. It was every easy for the representatives and the political parties to promise the mountain during and immediately after the election. The people, I think, should not accept and expect anything but a mountain.

The representatives should be judged based on the issues they raise and fight for. The representatives should address issues that are vital to us such as democratic freedom and rights, education, health care, private members’ bill, and quality of life. If hudud is indeed a necessary and important matter to discuss urgently, then discuss it. Else, the representatives should clearly focus on more relevant matters.

Their performance should also be directly proportional to the number of issues and voices raised in Parliament and State Assemblies. We definitely do not want to send representatives to the parliament and state assemblies to simply warm the cushion.

Therefore, it is also imperative that we should hold ourselves accountable, transparent (by being informed and keeping others informed) and vigilant in judging the performance of our representatives. I came across Lord Denning’s quote some time ago, which holds true, if we, the people, are not heedful:

“The House of Commons starts its proceedings with a prayer. The chaplain looks at the assembled members with their varied intelligence and then prays for the country.”
-- Lord Denning

Umno kecundang, pimpinan PAS lebih pintar - Anwar

KUALA LUMPUR, 25 Jun (Hrkh) - "Umno kecundang lagi. Kali ini mereka tumbang dalam isu kerajaan perpaduan."

Menurut Ketua Umum KeADILan, Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim, strategi yang cuba dipasang oleh Umno tidak menjadi sebaliknya mereka kecundang.

"Umno kecundang lagi dalam isu kerajaan perpaduan. Strategi mereka untuk meretakkan hubungan Pakatan Rakyat berkecai,"jelasnya dalam satu catatan di blog peribadinya.

Menurutnya, sambutan pimpinan Pakatan Rakyat dan rakyat terhadap kenyataan bersama amat positif sekali.

"Alhamdulillah, sambutan pimpinan Pakatan Rakyat dan rakyat terhadap kenyataan bersama amat positif sekali. Saya berulangkali menegaskan bahawa permasalahan yang sengaja digembar-gemburkan di media Umno dapat dileraikan seandainya pimpinan bersama menanganinya secara bijak,"ulasnya.

Tambahnya, pimpinan PAS ternyata lebih pintar dan pastinya berpaut kepada prinsip perjuangan seperti, 'istiqamah' yang disebut oleh Tuan Guru Nik Aziz dan memperkukuh institusi kenegaraan seperti "membanteras rasuah, memperbaiki badan kehakiman serta Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya yang bebas dan adil" yang diucapkan oleh Tuan Guru Abdul Hadi.

Selain itu, beliau turut menghargai peranan yang dimainkan oleh pimpinan tertinggi DAP seperti Lim Kit Siang, Lim Guan Eng dan pimpinan KeADILan, Dr Syed Husin Ali,Azmin Ali dan Saifuddin Nasution dalam isu kerajaan perpaduan.

"Kocakan kecil ini malah lebih mematangkan dan memantapkan Pakatan Rakyat,"tegasnya. - mks._

MANEK URAI : ISU POSTER PULA JADI MAINAN MEDIA

Media tak habis-habis mencari jalan untuk melaga-lagakan pemimpin dan ahli PAS. Selepas isu kerajaan perpaduan tenggelam kerana kebijak pimpinan menanganinya kini isu poster Tuan Guru Presiden tidak digantung di Manek Urai cuba dijadikan isu pula.
Tidak ada masalahnya bagi saya jika ianya digantung atau tidak digantung. Yang penting jentera PAS mesti bekerja kuat untuk menangkis serangan habuan mee segera dan janji-janji BN yang setiap saat ditawarkan kepada pengundi Manek Urai.
Jikapun 1 juta poster pemimpin dipasang tetapi jentera lemah saya bimbang BN akan bermaharajalela. Media jangan sibuk mencari jalan dan isu untuk memberikan keuntungan kepada BN. Banyak lagi isu yang boleh mereka laporkan.
Walaupun saya tidak menafikan gambar-gambar pemimpin amat penting kepada pembakar semangat kepada petugas juga sebagai Perang Psikologi kepada pengundi tetapi janganlah kerana poster kita bermasam muka dan tidak sepakat.
Pasanglah seberapa banyak yang hendak dipasang.
Bagi saya isu gambar Presiden tidak dipasang di Manek Urai bukannya sebab boikot tetapi gambar terbaru masih dalam proses percetakan. Siap nanti sudah tentu gambar beliau akan segera dipasang oleg petugas.

Aduan polis Umno terhadap Nik Aziz..!!! UMNO@BN dah sakit jiwa dengan TGNA...!!!

Pemuda Umno Kelantan membuat aduan polis berhubung satu kenyataan Menteri Besar, Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, menyamakan Umno dengan ajaran sesat dan juga komunis.

Kenyataannya, yang juga mursyidul am PAS, didakwa berbaur hasutan dan boleh mewujudkan ketegangan dalam kalangan rakyat, lapor Bernama.

Aduan itu dibuat oleh ketua Pemuda, Anuar Safian, di balai
polis Kota Bharu pada 10.30 pagi tadi dengan diiringi kira-kira 100 anggota pergerakan itu yang membawa beberapa sepanduk mengecam tindakan PAS bekerjasama dengan DAP dan PKR.

Bercakap kepada pemberita selepas membuat laporan itu, Anuar berkata kenyataan Nik Aziz pada 21 Jun lepas menyamakan perjuangan Umno seperti ajaran sesat Ayah Pin dan juga menyamakan Umno sebagai komunis dan menolak Islam, adalah "tidak berasas".

"Pemuda melihat tuduhan ini sebagai mengetepikan sejarah dan perlembagaan negara kerana sekiranya disamakan Umno dengan Chin Peng, kita mahu bertanya Nik Aziz, berapa ramaikah yang telah dibunuh dan diperkosa oleh Umno sejak penubuhannya.

"Sekiranya kita Umno disamakan dengan ajaran sesat Ayah Pin, berapa ramaikah yang telah disesatkan oleh Umno, dan sekiranya kita disamakan dengan parti sosialis yang tidak percayakan agama dan kewujudan ketuhanan, kami yakin Umnolah yang banyak membawa perubahan kepada orang Melayu dan Islam dalam negara
ini," Anuar dipetik berkata.

Tambahnya, kenyataan Nik Aziz itu mencetuskan perasaan marah, benci dan kecewa dalam kalangan ahli Umno dan rakyat, dan beliau perlu dikenakan tindakan.

Harussani jangan jadi terompah kayu Umno..!!!

Utusan Online, sebuah laman propaganda dan gerak saraf Umno, melalui tajuk: “Contohi parti Cina”, hari ini menyiarkan kenyataan Mufti Perak, Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria, yang kononnya kecewa dengan gelagat sesetengah parti politik yang mendakwa parti Islam (tentulah ditujukan kepada PAS) tetapi sanggup berkelahi dan memutuskan tali persaudaraan sesama Islam demi menegakkan ideologi politik mereka.

Sambil menyuarakan rasa kecewa dengan kegagalan merealisasikan kerajaan perpaduan Pas-UMNO, Tokoh Maal Hijrah Kebangsaan 2008 itu berkata, parti yang mendakwa Islam ini bertindak tidak seperti mana DAP yang tidak bergaduh sesama parti Cina lain malah sanggup pula bersatu demi kejayaan kaum sendiri.

‘‘Saya sebenarnya amat berharap benda ini (kerajaan perpaduan) jadi (kenyataan) sebab saya sendiri memperjuangkan supaya masyarakat Melayu dan Islam ini bersatu.

‘‘Tapi saya kecewa. Mereka ini taksub kepada parti sehingga menganggap sesama mereka (dalam parti sendiri dan parti-parti Melayu lain) bukan bersaudara. Politik itu politiklah tapi persaudaraan Islam itu mestilah dijaga, maka haramlah memutuskan tali persaudaraan Islam itu,” katanya kepada Utusan Malaysia hari ini.

Harussani setakat ini memang banyak bercakap terutama untuk membela Umno atau menghalalkan tindak tanduk parti perkauman itu, termasuk menuduh orang PAS derhaka kepada sultan, sedangkan sultan itu ulil-amri baginya.

Dalam kes kerajaan perpaduan ini, sayangnya Harussani hanya berkata sekarang, sedangkan ketika Kerajaan Pakatan Rakyat pimpinan PAS di Perak dijatuhkan oleh Umno dulu Februari lalu, kenapa beliau tidak sedih dan kenapa tidak teringatkan ukhuwwah sesama Islam?

Kenapa Harussani tidak berkhutbah menasihatkan Anuar Zaini, iaitu arkitek di sebalik menjatuhkan Kerajaan Pakatan Perak, bahawa haram hukumnya memutuskan tali persaudaraan Islam dengan merampas kuasa?

Sudah 50 tahun orang PAS di kampung-kampung teraniaya diboikot, dinafikan biasiswa, dicop perderhaka dan ada kalanya dipandang lebih hina daripada keling paria, hanya kerana menyokong PAS!

Saban hari, media arus perdana tidak henti-henti menghentam PAS, termasuk menghina institusi ulamak dalam PAS? Buta dan pekakkah Harusani daripada semua ini?

Sudah lebih dua dekad Kerajaan PAS dan rakyat negeri Kelantan diasak, didera dan zalimi sedemikian rupa, hanya kerana pengundinya tidak memangkah Umno. Umno tubuhkan kerajaan dalam kerajaan melalui JPP dan Umno sekat hak geran kewangan kerajaan negeri!

Apakah itu nilai silaturrahim pada kaca mata Harussani?

Kita harap Harussani tidak menjadi ‘terompah kayu’ kepada Umno yang boleh diperalatkan kaki Umno!

Tak semua pemimpin Pas tolak..!!! Bila UMNO@BN memujuk diri sendiri...???

KUALA LUMPUR 24 Jun - Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak berkata, cadangan kerajaan perpaduan yang dicetuskan oleh Presiden Pas, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang bersifat kenegaraan, mempunyai kepentingan bersama dan melangkaui soal politik.

Perdana Menteri berkata, ini memandangkan idea tersebut bertujuan untuk menyatukan ummah selain memperjuangkan hak kepentingan umat Islam secara keseluruhan.

''Saya nampak kebanyakan orang Islam mempunyai pendapat yang sama dalam hal ini kerana perpaduan dan usaha-usaha untuk memperjuangkan kepentingan umat Islam merupakan suatu yang wajib diperjuangkan dan dilakukan.

''Dari satu segi lain, langkah ini juga adalah untuk kita mendapatkan barakah dalam apa jua kita lakukan. Sebab itu, jika ini yang dianjurkan agama, kita sepatut mengikutnya dan jangan biarkan soal politik mengatasi tuntutan agama,'' katanya selepas majlis perasmian Konvensyen Baitulmal Kebangsaan 2009 di sini, hari ini.

Beliau mengulas kekecewaan dan kekesalan ahli akademik dan beberapa pertubuhan bukan kerajaan (NGO) apabila kerajaan perpaduan yang dicadangkan demi perpaduan orang Melayu akhirnya terkubur begitu sahaja.

Reaksi mereka itu merupakan rentetan daripada tindakan keputusan majlis pimpinan pakatan pembangkang kelmarin yang menolak idea penubuhan kerajaan perpaduan dengan UMNO.

Mereka menyifatkan idea itu sebagai suatu fitnah dan tindakan untuk menggugat kekuatan pakatan pembangkang.

Dalam pada itu Najib meminta masyarakat bukan Melayu supaya tidak bimbang dengan idea tersebut kerana hak mereka tetap akan dilindungi sekiranya wujud kerajaan perpaduan.

''Sekiranya kita ada kerajaan perpaduan tidak bererti kita tolak bukan Islam. Masyarakat bukan Islam tetap berperanan di dalam kerajaan dan kepentingan mereka sentiasa dilindungi oleh kerajaan,'' katanya.

Menjawab satu soalan lain, Najib percaya suara penolakan kerajaan perpaduan di dalam Pas bukannya mewakili keseluruhan pemimpin di dalam parti itu.

Sebaliknya, beliau berkata, ia adalah pandangan daripada kelompok tertentu di dalam parti berkenaan.

''Dalam Pas pun ada pelbagai pendapat dan tidak semestinya pendapat tersebut (tolak kerajaan perpaduan) merupakan pendapat semua pucuk pimpinan Pas, sebab ada yang setuju dan ada yang tidak.

''Kita tidak boleh kata ini pendapat keseluruhan pucuk pimpinan. Mungkin pendapat ini datang daripada satu dua pemimpin sahaja,'' katanya lagi.

The heart of Tuan Guru Nik Abd Aziz....

PAS (Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party) - Party Islam SeMalaysia.
PAS is an Islamic party by choice based on their name, and a Malay-dominated party by circumstances as MAJORITY of the Muslim in our country are our Malay brothers and sisters.

By Tohkong Mosjid

UMNO (United Malays National Organization) - Pertubuhan Kebangsaan Melayu Bersatu
UMNO is a Malay party by choice based on their name, and a Muslim-dominated party by circumstances because ALL of our Malay brothers and sisters in our country are Muslim.

To Tuan Guru Nik Aziz, PAS is never a Malay party. PAS is never about race. PAS is about the struggle for Islam. 'RACE' word was never supposed to exist in PAS dictionary. PAS is colour-blind to skin colour. PAS is a party for all Muslims and non-Muslims are free to practice their own religion without hassle. PAS is about equality, helping the poor and needy, clean and humble. This is Nik Aziz's version of PAS. This is the PAS he has been fighting his life for to be accepted by all Malaysians.

How many members of PAS shared Nik Aziz's version of PAS? Few I would say. Do you know why Nik Aziz preferred to have a Chinese-Muslim to replace him as Menteri Besar of Kelantan? He is trying to send a strong message to all that PAS is an Islamic party and not a Malay party.

PAS is different from UMNO, in fact they supposed to be very different from UMNO. Unfortunately, in PAS, many of its members seem to think PAS is just another Malay party like UMNO. This is why Nik Aziz is so angry about the idea of unity government raised by its own President.

Nik Aziz is a seasoned politician. He sensed trouble when the idea of unity government idea was being welcomed by UMNO. How can your enemies of 52 years suddenly wants to be your friend in the name of Malay and Islam unity?

To Nik Aziz, what is Malay unity? PAS is never about Malay because PAS is Pan Malaysian Islamic Party. What is Islam unity? UMNO is never about Islam because UMNO is United Malays National Organization. There's nothing to be united on, because to Nik Aziz's believe, Malay and Islam is a different subject all together. There's no common ground to talk about.

Nik Aziz was agitated by the way UMNO was manipulating the unity issues in their effort to turn the tide on PAS good public's perception. That's why he had to stop the bleeding when his own deputy president was seen singing the same tune as UMNO. Nik Aziz saw through the plot. His harsh statement on Nasharuddin was not an easy one to make. It takes a lot courage and wisdom to play such a move to save PAS from falling back to its old status. With its President, Deputy President and Secretary General are being painted as UMNO agent, Nik Aziz has no choice but to step in decisively and fast.

Nik Aziz knows in politics, your enemy wins by being able to turn the public's perception away from you. UMNO has gained the upper hand because PAS's top leadership now suffers from bad public's perception because of this unity government talk. Regardless of whether their leaders were sincere and noble in their move or not, you lost the war when you lose the public's trust. Now PAS is merely surviving on Nik Aziz's clean image. If nothing is done in the next 3 years, we can be sure that PAS will return to its 2003 status.

Once labelled as an ultra-conservative figure, Nik Aziz together with PAS has finally turn the tide on public's perception against them after 50 years in politics. To him, PAS's future is everything he cares for. All his works, words and decisions, although sometimes painful and hurtful, is always in the best interest of PAS.

PAS has taken 52 years to come to this stage, Nik Aziz just can't let it be ruin in months because his party leaders were no smart enough to smell the trap. Nik Aziz remembered very well how Bukit Gantang's election was won, it was through the support of a diversified voters. Now he has to find a way to repair the image of its top 3 leaders before the next general election.

Let just hope time is on his side because right now, no one in PAS can repair the damage to its public image that was self-inflicted besides Nik Aziz.

Contohi parti Cina...??? MUFTI BN@UMNO berbunyi...???

PUTRAJAYA 24 Jun – Mufti Perak, Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria kecewa dengan gelagat sesetengah parti politik yang mendakwa parti Islam tetapi sanggup berkelahi dan memutuskan tali persaudaraan sesama Islam demi menegakkan ideologi politik mereka.

Sambil menyuarakan rasa kecewa dengan kegagalan merealisasikan kerajaan perpaduan Pas-UMNO, Tokoh Maal Hijrah Kebangsaan 2008 itu berkata, parti yang mendakwa Islam ini bertindak tidak seperti mana DAP yang tidak bergaduh sesama parti Cina lain malah sanggup pula bersatu demi kejayaan kaum sendiri.

‘‘Saya sebenarnya amat berharap benda ini (kerajaan perpaduan) jadi (kenyataan) sebab saya sendiri memperjuangkan supaya masyarakat Melayu dan Islam ini bersatu.

‘‘Tapi saya kecewa. Mereka ini taksub kepada parti sehingga menganggap sesama mereka (dalam parti sendiri dan parti-parti Melayu lain) bukan bersaudara. Politik itu politiklah tapi persaudaraan Islam itu mestilah dijaga, maka haramlah memutuskan tali persaudaraan Islam itu,” katanya kepada Utusan Malaysia hari ini.