A new political realignment is in the works – where UMNO-PAS co-operation could be more powerful and far-reaching than UMNO’S coalition with the other 13 BN parties


A new political realignment is in the works in the political demography in Malaysia, driven by Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s overpowering passion to survive as Prime Minister of Malaysia and President of UMNO despite all odds, including his RM2.6 billion “donation” and RM55 billion 1MDB twin mega scandals.

This is why the advanced courtship between Najib and the PAS President, Datuk Seri Hadi Awang has graduated from secret conclaves to the public domain, cemented by Hadi’s role as the pre-eminent defender of Najib in the Prime Minister’s twin mega scandals in the past few months.

In May, Hadi had publicly said that Najib should not bow down to pressures from the 1MDB scandal and should not resign as Prime Minister.

In July, Hadi was quick to come to the defence of Najib after the Wall Street Journal expose of RM2.6 billion deposits into Najib’s personal banking accounts before the May 2013 General Election, demanding for witnesses without which the Wall Street Journal allegation should be ignored.

As a result, the relationship between Najib and Hadi became increasingly warm and friendly in the last few months.

MCA President Datuk Ser Liow Tiong Lai has said that based on the unanimity principle which had been adopted by Barisan Nasional, MCA would not allow PAS to join the Barisan Nasional unless PAS renounces hudud.

Even if it is true that MCA can bar PAS from joining the Barisan Nasional because of the unanimity rule of BN, there can be an UMNO-PAS co-operation will be more powerful and far-reaching than UMNO’S coalition with the other 13 BN parties.

What will MCA and the other 11 Barisan Nasional parties do in such circumstances? Will they break from UMNO and quit from Barisan Nasional altogether?

Such a route is designed to save Najib but it is problematic that it can save UMNO, as it incurs the risk of being rejected not only by the Malay voters (whose support for the UMNO/BN Government has fallen to the unprecedented low of 31%), but even by the three milion UMNO members and one million PAS members.

(Speech at the DAP Chuichak “Solidarity with Lim Kit Siang & Mana RM2.6 billion?” dinner in Chuichak new village, Perak on Friday 18th December 2015 at 8 pm)

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  1. #1 by good coolie on Saturday, 19 December 2015 - 6:16 pm

    MCA, together with that MIC and that great Gerakan should have put their foot down earlier on in the political game when the Taiko was in charge of Barisan. Remember the change to the Constitution (Art. 121(1)A), and the unpleasant result from Civil Courts curling themselves up like porcupines when they should have taken a more courageous and strait-forward position in the face of forced conversions by estranged spouses?

    Expect some pandering to PAS in return for the walking stick that PAS is handing out to N. As for the speculation about Anwar in such glowing terms, how do you think Anwar came to power? He would have played the religion-card better than anyone else!

  2. #2 by worldpress on Saturday, 19 December 2015 - 7:00 pm

    Devil LOVE Evil
    Evil LOVE Devil

    SAME KIND! SAME ROAD HEADING!

  3. #3 by Bigjoe on Sunday, 20 December 2015 - 5:02 am

    The main problem is the fact that Najib and Hadi are more alike than most people, especially PAS supporters understand or want to admit.

    How can Hadi object to Anwar being PM but get so close to Najib when allegation and proof of Najib’s personal history is just as, if not more, SORDID or “unIslamic”?

    How do Hadi propose to get Najib to agree to Hudud, his main objection to DAP, the alleged reason he broke Pakatan Rakyat, when Najib is proven first in line for its implementation? The answer is he knows he will not, both pretend they will get somewhere with it so they can make political milleage only,

    AND that is why they are dangerous. They are hypocrites and overgrown infantile playing with fire. The thing they play with are for serious thinking MEN. Not petulant overentiled brats.

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