Deposed Former Deputy PAS President Mohamad “Mat” Sabu is out with his usual antics manipulating facts with his own skewed and sinister interpretations, with the malice intent to confuse the rakyat and ridicule the party he once aspired to lead.
GHB members should be allowed to retain “elected positions”: Mat Sabu
BY PHUAH KEN LIN –
24 AUGUST 2015 @ 1:21 AM BUTTERWORTH: Pas lawmakers should not be asked to resign as elected representatives as the ulama council had taken the view that they had contested under Pakatan, said former Pas deputy president Mohamad Sabu.
He said members of parliament (MPs) and assemblymen who aligned their political interest with Pas splinter group Gerakan Harapan Baru (GHB) could still retain their current elected positions after leaving the party.
“The ulama council shared a different view from the Pas president. It (the council) ruled that they (Pas elected representatives) won their respective seats under the Pakatan ticket so there is no reason for any of them to step down.
“Why should they quit when they got the backing of the council?” the GHB national pro-tem chairman said after launching the movement officially here following a national roadshow at the state level.
Mohamad, better known as Mat Sabu, was asked to comment on pressure from Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang for GHB elected representatives to quit as MPs or assemblymen.
He said GHB members would leave Pas in stages from their respective states when a new political party had been formed, which is expected to happen as early as end of this month upon registration by the Registrar of Societies (RoS).
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The fact is that those 18 Yang Berhormats who found that they no longer enjoy the majority grassroots support from PAS for their pro-Sodomy Convict Anwar Ibrahim stance, won because they stood on PAS ticket.
The pro-Anwarista news portal story:
PAS reps who join Amanah should quit seats, says Hadi
BY LOOI SUE-CHERN
Published: 22 August 2015 8:28 PM
Elected reps who won in the 2013 general election on the PAS ticket should vacate their seats if they wish to join the new party created by splinter group Gerakan Harapan Baru (GHB) or New Hope Movement.
PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang said those who joined Parti Amanah Rakyat, which is expected to be launched on Merdeka Day, should resign as elected reps for breaking an oath sworn to the Islamist party.
“It is up to their dignity. They took the Bai’ah Oath as PAS elected reps.
“They took the oath, made the promise. So they should resign and vacate their seats,” he said at the PAS himpunan tolak BN (anti-Barisan Nasional) rally in Kota Sarang Semut, Kedah, this evening.
Hadi was asked to comment on the new party being planned by GHB, which is headed by progressive PAS leaders ousted in the PAS elections in June.
Amanah is also set to replace PAS, which is now controlled by the ulama faction led by Hadi, in a new opposition coalition with DAP and PKR.
According to the PAS constitution, members who joined another political party will automatically lose their memberships.
However, a number of PAS division leaders in Selangor and Malacca have announced their resignations as they crossed over to GHB.
Hadi said he did not see that as a big challenge to PAS.
“PAS had been through worse challenges before. In the 1980s, the president quit the party. Some 10 central leaders left the party.
“PAS was left with only one MP, the late Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat. We fought back and won Kelantan in 1990.
“That was more challenging than what we face now. We can bounce back. What is interesting now is youths are coming to PAS.”
Hadi also denied talk that many Islamic non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have joined GHB.
“A majority of the Islamic NGOS are with us and there had been media statements made on that.”
On criticism that PAS was not progressive and becoming backward, Hadi said the party has not changed its policies and goals.
“We are not a ‘parti kampung’ (village party). We don’t just have religious scholars but also other professionals.
“Their numbers are growing. After the recent muktamar, we saw the new PAS central leadership line-up made up of ulama, lecturers, lawyers and others.
“We have more of them than before. We also got new applications for membership. So far we have 9,000 but we only managed to process some 6,000.”
On today’s gathering themed “beristiqamah (consistent) until victory”, Hadi said such a programme was normal for the party to explain its policies to the grassroots after its general assembly. – August 22, 2015.
There is no such thing as ‘Pakatan Rakyat’. The (un)holy-marriage-of-(in)convenience-between-backstabbing-strange-bedfellows never really got their act together to formalise the Opposition Pact which they conveniently call as ‘Pakatan Rakyat’.
It exist to demonstrate that they are together and have a common policy; to topple Barisan Nasional.
They don’t really have a proper structure where there is a constitution that every party agree upon, an organisational structure that works for everyone and a common logo.
The fact is that, most of of their fundamental philosophies, ideologies and policies are adversarial to each other.
It is interesting that the PAS dissenters who were ousted in the recent PAS Muktamar, found themselves no longer tolerable by the majority of the delegates representing PAS grassroots for the pro-Anwar stance and pro-DAP stance. It is seen as seriously compromising the fundamental of why PAS was formed.
Thus is it proven that these former ‘modern-Islamists’ or the Young Turks within PAS were never about upholding the principles of Al Quran and hadith and sunnah. Instead, they have capitalised on the opportunity to ride of principles and sentiments of Islam, for the purpose of manipulating them into political currency and expediency.
They are the same people who were willing to fitnah (slander), just like Mat Sabu demonising the Police as “British lackeys” in his interpretation of the attack on Bukit Kepong Police Station on 23 February 1950. The more recent is the support of the fitnah on the former MB Selangor Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim in the initiative to politically assassinate him.
By far, these are traits of bangsats!