Katanya, selain petani, nelayan, pesawah padi, peniaga, pegawai kerajaan kini PAS diyakini sehingga bekas pegawai tinggi kerajaan serta artis dan pelakon turut bertekad menyertai parti Islam itu. Mereka termasuklah bekas Pengarah Pelajaran Perak, Dato Adnan Ibrahim; bekas OCPD Slim River, Abdullah Omar; bekas Pengarah JSJ Bukit Aman, Dato' Fauzi Shaari, Laksanama (B) Imran Abdul Majid, dan bekas KSU Kementerian Koperasi, Tanah dan Wilayah, Prof Dato Dr Nik Mohd Zin.
ON July 8 DAP’s secretary-general Lim Guan Eng and MCA president Chua Soi Lek will participate in another debate, this time in English.
They had debated once before in Mandarin. That debate was not publicized because it was mostly in Mandarin. The Malays and foreign diplomats could only follow it from the news reports and translations which are not really comprehensive.
But the next round, the whole of Malaysia as well as the Southeast Asian community will be able to follow the viewpoints of the two men who represent opposing sides of the political pendulum in the Malaysian Chinese community.
A political debate is important to the current political development in the country. It is thus imperative that the leaders in every major political party in the nation participate in a series of debates, especially ahead of elections.