Hadi is propounding a political creed where the end justifies the means which seems to be at odds with the essence of Islam on the universal values of justice and trust (adil dan amanah)


I am shocked at the justification by the PAS President Datuk Seri Hadi Awang for violating the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) Leadership Council decision on Feb. 8, 2015 that any amendment to the 1995 Kelantan Syariah Criminal Enactment and any private member’s bill in Parliament on hudud implementation should first be presented at the PR Leadership Council.

Both these consensus decisions of the PR Leadership Council meeting of Feb. 8, which was attended by Hadi personally, were violated as the 2015 Kelantan Syariah Criminal Enactment and Hadi’s private member’s bill motion in Parliament were never presented first to the PR Leadership Council.

From Hadi’s justification, he is in fact propounding a political creed where the end justifies the means which seems to be at odds with the essence of Islam on the universal values of justice and trust (adil dan amanah).

Hadi said that whether UMNO is sincere or not, PAS has to accept talks with UMNO on hudud.

He told a PAS forum yesterday:

“Umno wants to co-operate with us, then we co-operate. Whether or not they are sincere, let Allah decide.

“It is not for us to decide if they are sincere or not. As of now, we should just take their gesture as sincere. The rest is up to Allah.”

It is Hadi’s prerogative to decide whether PAS should work with UMNO, regardless of PAS experience with UMNO and the late Tok Guru Nik Aziz’s injunction that UMNO can never be trusted or the prevalent view that the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom was merely laying a devious trap to destabilize, divide and destroy Pakatan Rakyat with his purported offer of Federal Government support to the PAS Kelantan State Government to implement hudud.

However, he should be honest and honourable enough to inform the other two parties in Pakatan Rakyat, i.e. DAP and PKR, of such an important change in the political position of PAS in Pakatan Rakyat, as it is tantamount to a fundamental breach and violation of the PR Common Policy Framework and the operational consensus principle of PR that no single party or political leader can veto or override any PR decision.

Was Hadi’s decision to ditch Pakatan Rakyat made before or after the Feb. 8, 2015 meeting of the Pakatan Rakyat Leadership Council at PAS headquarters in Kuala Lumpur?

Was it a decision made by Hadi himself as PAS President or by the PAS Central Committee leadership?

Hadi as good as blamed DAP and PKR for causing PAS to co-operate with UMNO in trying to enforce hudud criminal penalities in Kelantan, claiming that the opposition from the other two parties in PR had left PAS with no other choice.

Had Hadi ever raised at the PR Leadership Council that PAS is ditching the PR Common Policy Framework and is going headlong to co-operate with UMNO on hudud implementation in Kelantan?

Neither Hadi nor any PAS leader have ever raised such a matter at the PR Leadership Council.

This is not the first time Hadi had arbitrarily and single-handedly sought to veto or overrule a consensus decision of the PR Leadership Council.

The first time was during the May 2013 General Elections when Hadi authorized PAS candidature to contest in six state assembly seats in the country which were allotted to PKR, resulting in three-cornered fights and the loss of PR in these seats.

The second time was Hadi’s overruling of the Pakatan Rakyat Leadership Council decision on August 17, 2014 which was attended by the top leaderships of DAP, PKR and PAS (although Hadi was absent) that the PKR President Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail be appointed as Selangor Mentri Besar.

The third time was Hadi’s breach of his personal commitment at the PR Leadership Council meeting of Feb. 8, 2015 that any amendment to the 1995 Kelantan Syariah Criminal Enactment and any private member’s bill in Parliament on hudud implementation would first be presented to the PR Leadership Council.

Hadi had never given notice to the PR Leadership Council that PAS would renege and violate the PR Common Policy Framework, on the basis of which PAS and Pakatan Rakyat contested in the 13th General Elections and PAS won 21 Parliamentary and 85 State Assembly seats, making significant headway outside the traditional northern Malay states such as Pahang, Selangor, Malacca and Johor.

Hadi as PAS President had given a solemn commitment not only to the other two PR component parties, but also to the multi-racial and multi-religious electorate in Malaysia in the 13th General Elections that PAS would be guided by the PR Common Policy Framework.

Nobody can stop Hadi from reneging on his commitments under the PR Common Policy Framework but he should not try to put the blame of such a fundamental breach and violation on others, as neither DAP nor PKR had violated the PR Common Policy Framework or been dishonest and dishonourable about our undertakings and commitments.

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  1. #1 by yhsiew on Sunday, 12 April 2015 - 5:09 pm

    I think PAS will not survive long under Hadi’s leadership. PAS needs a smarter person, who is not so easily manipulated by its opponent (BN), to be its leader.

  2. #2 by Bigjoe on Sunday, 12 April 2015 - 7:59 pm

    If Hadi and all his supporter has to sacrifice all the material well-beings of their progenies and their family if Hudud does not work nor improves the material lives of Malay-Muslim (higher income, better educated, social welfare) within 5 years, would they still do it?

  3. #3 by Sallang on Sunday, 12 April 2015 - 11:14 pm

    Read somewhere,EC already started to register new voters for GE14, and PR still cannot get over with Hadi.
    Can’t DAP and PKR make swift decisions,’Yes’ or No?
    Go ahead with Pasma, knowing very well, Hadi cannot be trusted anymore.
    Is either Pas continue without Hadi, or else Pakatan continues without Pas.
    Enough of all these issues.
    We want to hear from Pakatan, concrete decisions,or counter active decisions like, when BN announced GST, PR should counter announce, if under PR, it will not be implemented yet, with reasons.
    Knowing very well that BN wants to push thru a bill in parliament, Pakatan MPs choose to be absent. Otherwise how can it be 79 against 60?
    Call yourself MPs, those absentees in Pakatan don’t deserve to stand for RE election come GE14.

  4. #4 by Noble House on Monday, 13 April 2015 - 3:53 am

    Being dumbfounded is not something that happens every day. It’s scary, but to be gobsmacked or being gobbled though that is often described as a heavenly experience, may well be the best way to get to heaven. That, perhaps, is what Hadi had in mind.

  5. #5 by boh-liao on Monday, 13 April 2015 - 9:18 am

    “Umno wants to co-operate with us, then we co-operate. Whether or not they are sincere, let [email protected] decide”
    Macam DAP n PKR thought:
    PAS wants to co-operate with us, then we co-operate. Whether or not they are sincere, let [email protected] decide
    Now DAP n PKR baru tahu PAS’ sincerity

  6. #6 by boh-liao on Monday, 13 April 2015 - 9:20 am

    Y shock @ Hadi?
    He supports POTA n waiting 2 hold hands with UmnoB
    He is so obviously an UmnoB kaki

  7. #7 by boh-liao on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 - 12:41 am

    DAP n PKR so pathetic as opposition political parties
    UmnoB/BN at their weakest
    AhCheatKor kena skrued by MMK who sounded more like opposition kaki
    Rakyat skrued by GST n korupt governance
    Still UmnoB/BN will continue 2 win in GE14

  8. #8 by Bigjoe on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 - 7:31 am

    The line I like best about the values which Hadi’s and his supporters based their political leadership are values that are zero sum contests between them and well the plural world and future we all have to head to..

    In other words, their political leadership leads to you win I lose or you must lose then I can win. Its simply not compatible and must eventually be clearly delineated. Being ambigous and sitting on the fence that UMNO/BN has been and Najib particularly even good at is simply irresponsibility and eventually just co-conspirator of eventual disaster..

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