PAS Vice President Dato’ Husam Musa has just been arrested in Kampung Pandan and brought to Ampang IPD Police Station. It is believed he is being investigated under Section 4 (1) (b) of the Sedition Act (1948) and soon be sent to Kelantan, to facilitate and complete the investigation.
A report by pro-Opposition news portal Malaysiakini:
Husam nabbed, probed for sedition
• Jun 22, 13 4:25PTG
PAS vice-president Husam Musa has been arrested today, possibly in connection to his claim that those who die at the Black 505 rally at Padang Merbok will be considered “martyrs”.
In text message to Malaysiakini today, Husam confirmed that he is being investigated under Section 4 (1) (b) of the Sedition Act 1948 and is being held at the Ampang police station.
One of his aide said that he was arrested at about 3.47pm. Other details are still sketchy.
Over the past few days, Malay dailies Berita Harian and Utusan Malaysia had featured a series of reports condemning Husam’s “martyrdom” claim.
Among those who were quoted was Kelantan mufti Mohamad Shukri Mohamad, who said that those opposing a legitimate government were traitors and not martyrs.
Former PAS ulama committee member associate professor Mohd Nor Deris was quoted saying that Husam was not qualified to make such a “decree” and should be investigated.
On Monday, Harakah had published an article quoting Husam urging youths to attend the rally.
“If they sacrifice themselves, or some of us do, God willing, they will be syahid fi sabillah (martyrs),” he said.
The investigation is centred on the statement that Husam made in Kota Bharu to justify the public participation of the Black 505 Rally today in Padang Merbok, which was reported in Harakah Daily on 17 June 2013:
Harakahdaily, 17 Jun 2013
KOTA BHARU: Para pimpinan PAS menggesa seluruh ahli dan penyokongnya agar turun ke Kuala Lumpur 22 Jun ini bagi menyertai perhimpunan terakhir Black505.
“Keputusan untuk menyertai himpunan ini bukan keputusan Husam Musa, bukan keputusan Haji Mohamad Sabu tetapi keputusan mesyuarat Jawatankuasa PAS Pusat untuk menyokong Blackout505,” kata Naib Presiden PAS Datuk Husam Musa (gambar).
Sehubungan dengan itu, beliau menggesa semua para pemuda agar jangan ragu untuk menyertainya.
“Andaikata kita terkorban, atau satu daripada kita terkorban, insya Allah ia adalah syahid fi sabillah,” tegas Husam Musa.
Tetapi, kata Husam, tidaklah menjadi niat PAS untuk terkorban dalam perhimpunan ini.
“Niat kita adalah penipuan pilihan raya mesti dihentikan dan sesiapa terlibat dengan penipuan ini mesti menerima tanggungjawabnya sekarang dalam sistem politik negara ini,” tegas Husam.
“Kita boleh redha dengan kekalahan kita tetapi kita tidak diizinkan untuk redha dengan penipuan dan maksiat.
“Ini dua perkara yang berbeza. Kita boleh terima hakikat takdir yang telah ditentukan tetapi kalau penipuan demi penipuan, tiap-tiap kali pilihan raya Umno menang hanya dengan penipuan, wajib kita orang Islam tegak berdiri menentangnya,” tegas beliau.
Menurut Husam, semua pihak dalam Pakatan Rakyat tidak boleh berdiam diri dengan penipuan yang dilakukan dalam pilihan raya umum lalu.
“Kalau kita berdiam diri kerana telah menang menguasai kerajaan (negeri), kita pengkhianat kepada perjuangan,” kata Husam.
Sehubungan itu beliau bersyukur kerana semua hadir dalam pertemuann yang diadakan ini termasuk wakil kerajaan negeri Kelantan iaitu Datuk Ahmad Yakob.
Beliau yakin undi yang diberikan oleh penyokong adalah untuk perjuangan bukan untuk mana-mana individu.
Husam juga menjelas, tujuan diadakan himpunan Black505 adalah untuk mencegah kemungkaran sebagaimana yang diminta oleh Allah.
Oleh itu, katanya, rakyat perlu bangkit menentangnya bagi memastikan penipuan tidak lagi berlaku dalam pilihan raya ke 14 dan 15 nanti.
Dalam ucapan itu juga, Husam berkata, tidak mustahil Datuk Seri Najib Razak meletakkan jawatan dalam masa terdekat.
“Kalau pengerusi SPR tak nak letak jawatan, Najib kena letak jawatan. Kalau kedua-dua letak jawatan, Alhamdulillah, itu lagi baik.
“Atas sebab itu, tidak mustahil Najib letak jawatan,” tegas Husam.
Bagi beliau, dalam PRU 13 yang penuh dengan penipuan itu, orang yang paling kecewa adalah Najib kerana dengan perbelanjaan yang begitu besar, dengan penipuan yang diatur begitu rapi, kenangkitan rakyat melalui peti undi lebih besar dari yang dijangkakan.
“Kerana itu dia kecewa. Dalam politik moral, politik akhlak dan maruah, Datuk Seri Najib yang menang minoriti tidak layak untuk memimpin rakyat,” tegas beliau.
Atas dasar itulah, katanya, himpunan Blackout505 akan diadakan di Kuala Lumpur 22 Jun ini bagi menuntut perubahan di negara ini.
Husam needed to be a hero. He was said to be a rising star amongst the Young Turks and Anwaristas. Under that notion, PAS delegates elected him the Vice President. Then MB Kelantan dan PAS Spiritual Leader Nik Aziz Nik Mat also gave him the political patronage. Of course being an ambitious and brash leader, he rubbed many conservative Kelantan PAS leaders the wrong way.
Hence, the old guards within PAS especially amongst the Ulama’ faction and Kelantanese wanted his political career curbed if not dead.
So they fixed him to challenge UMNO Secretary General Tengku Dato’ Adnan Mansor in Putrajaya Parliamentary seat two months ago. In the falsehood belief of the Opposition able to take over the Federal Government, Husam was shredded into pieces.
Nik Aziz was also ousted from Kelantan, after a gruesome 22 and a half years of preserving the state in timeless pristine non development position.
Deputy MB assumed MB Kelantan post. Suddenly, Husam who won the DUN Salor seat saw himself without an Exco post, a job he used to ‘politically terrorised’ the PAS circle with. It is evidently clear he is without a chair after the music ended.
Now Husam has to remain relevant, especially to the mad anarchists amongst the bigger Opposition supporters and those higher up in the echelon. He already lost the suit against NST earlier in the month.
Husam loses RM10m suit against NSTPPosted on 11 June 2013 – 10:21pm
Last updated on 11 June 2013 – 11:04pm
KUALA LUMPUR (June 11, 2013): PAS vice-president Datuk Husam Musa today lost his RM10 million defamation suit against the New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd (NSTP) and four others over an article in relation to his posts in the party and government.
His counsel Zulqarnain Lukman told reporters that High Court Judicial Commissioner Lee Heng Cheong ruled in chambers that the article was not defamatory.
Zulqarnain said Lee also held that if the article was defamatory, the court found that the defendants’ defence of qualified privilege and responsible journalism was applicable in the case.
He said the court also found that Husam had failed to establish his case against the defendants and ordered him to pay RM20,000 in costs to the defendants.
The court made the decision after hearing the testimony of three witnesses for Husam and two for the defendants.
In 2010, Husam filed the suit against NSTP, its two reporters Shuhada Elis and Nik Imran Abdullah, former NST group editor Datuk Syed Nadzri Syed Harun and then NSTP group managing editor Datuk Zainul Arifin Mohammed Isa.
In his statement of claim, Husam said the defendants had written and published with malice an article on Nov 23, 2009, over his posts to injure his reputation.
He had sought RM10 million in damages, costs and other relief deemed fit by the court.
The defendants, in their statement of defence, denied the words published were defamatory and said the article was published on an occasion of qualified privilege.
Counsel Lim Qi Si and Wee Jason represented the defendants. – Bernama
Naturally, Husam got to gain attention to remain relevant. Especially when the ‘Black 505’ rallies are losing traction and dwindling support. Compared to the first one in Kelana Jaya days after the 13GE had just concluded where 55,000 turned up and the 25 May in Petaling Jaya where 25,000 people attended, today’s Padang Merbok amassed no more than 10,000 people.
Then the Opposition clearly hoodwinked the rakyat with all the mumbo-jumbo of the so-called cheating during 13GE and “Rakyat being denied of true democracy and Parliament is not valid”, when Anwar Ibrahim’s recent announcement that they would eventually attend the Monday Parliamentary swearing in. The drama was already clear when PAS and DAP were the first Kelantan and Penang governments sworn in, respectively.
Being a staunch Anwarista, Husam is capable to making fiery statements like “Dying like a martyr”.
If the investigation is positive and Husam is charged under Sedition Act, then he is the second top PAS leaders who have been thrown the same book of laws at. The first is PAS Deputy President Mohamad Sabu. Conveniently, the both of them belong in the same Anwarista Young Turk faction within PAS.
Typical of any Opposition leaders, Husam needed to remain relevant in the attention of their supporters especially to the young, anti establishment and rebellious ones by making outrageous statements. It is their sordid way to substantiate for their inability to bring progress to the rakyat.
This is just in. It is proven the Black 505 consist of violent anarchists: