The curious case of PAS and its politics of desperation

DID my ears deceive me, or did I hear PAS president Datuk Seri Hadi Awang say that the Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition was formed to fight extreme forces in the country?

Worse, did he also say that these extreme forces are now operating in Melaka?

The self-righteous Hadi thinks that he can say whatever he wants simply because he comes from a holier-than-thou religious party which is supposedly the bridge between heaven and earth.

It is well known that Hadi is a racist and religious extremist whose political strategy is based on the notion of divide and rule, not just non-Muslims but Muslims as well.

Hadi thinks that by labelling others as extremists, he can emerge as a moderate and respectful leader but unfortunately, it is too late in the day for this as he and his party are beyond redemption.

Gone are the respectful days of PAS’ former spiritual leader Tok Guru Nik Aziz.

Maybe Hadi – since he knows so much about the extreme forces – should go one step further to name and shame them.

Maybe he should elaborate on the extreme forces that sought to amend the Constitution.

It is typical of wishy-washy Hadi to say things in general to escape the responsibility of getting into specifics of details.

He fears that once he gets into these details, he might be exposed for his lies and deception.

Can Hadi name the extreme forces operating in Melaka?

Is it the much-disliked DAP and its allies?

By talking about extremism in Malaysian politics, is Hadi pressing the panic button in anticipation of a possible electoral disaster in Melaka?

Is there real fear in the ranks of the members of the PN coalition that the Melaka election might be their Waterloo?

Hadi is very desperate political leader.

If PN is wiped out in the state election, PAS and Bersatu might not have a national presence to face the next general election.

Calling others “extremists” is an indication that all is not well with PAS or its leadership.

Its role in the Federal Government with ministerial appointments has certainly dented the religious stature of the party.

By : Ramasamy Palanisamy (State assemblyman for Perai and Deputy Chief Minister II of Penang) – FOCUS MALAYSIA

* This is the opinion of the writer or publication and does not necessarily represent the views of The Stringer.

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