Best Wishes to Hadi for swift recovery from heart surgery to the best of health

I congratulate PAS President, Datuk Hadi Awang on a successful heart surgery and convey to him my best wishes for his swift recovery to the best of health.

We may have different political positions, but it is a test of maturity of Malaysian political leaders in a democratic system that political leaders must always be civil and polite with each other, and never be personal, cantankerous or abusive in pursuit of their roles in a democratic system to submit their objectives, programmes and policies to the peaceful and democratic electoral endorsement of the people in periodic general elections.

This is why in my 51 years in politics in Malaysia, spanning six Prime Ministers and UMNO Presidents, I had never been personal in my political differences with them to the extent of foreclosing working together with any of them in the national interests – whether in the case of Tunku, Tun Hussein or Tun Mahathir.

Similarly, in my relationship with five PAS Presidents in half a century of politics, I had never descended to the level of personal animosities or hatred.

This is in fact a test for all Malaysians on the occasion of the 60th national anniversary this year after 13 general elections, whether we can agree to disagree politically without being disagreeable and accept the democratic verdict of the electorate in the general election.

DAP leaders are in the forefront to forswear the politics of lies, hate and fear.

Are leaders of all political parties, including UMNO/BN and PAS, prepared to join DAP leaders to forswear the politics of lies, hate and fear to exploit the primordial racial or religious sentiments of the people, and to practise the politics of honesty, truth, peace and harmony in multi-racial, multi-religious and multi-cultural Malaysia?

  1. #1 by Bigjoe on Wednesday, 17 May 2017 - 10:08 am

    Actually what would happen if Hadi died?

    Frankly, the picture that I get is that Hadi is at the top of a group in PAS, most of them much younger and even non-Ulamas, who are the ones who got Hadi to work with UMNO because of their own ambitions. Many of the old guards fall in line because of Hadi. If Hadi goes away, its not clear that that this group could pull off what they are trying to do with UMNO.

    So honestly, it may be too heartless to wish him to meet his maker but frankly, if he comes out and have to step down from his posts, it would be a good thing.

  2. #2 by SuperStringhg on Thursday, 18 May 2017 - 1:34 pm

    Actually I wanted to say something nasty but after reading Mr Lim article, he is right. We should not attack the person but his idea. So, let me wish Hadi a swift and early recovery.

  3. #3 by good coolie on Friday, 19 May 2017 - 1:46 pm

    We are all humans first. Only then are we Parti Kepala Otak or Parti Kepala Lembu.

    Let me join in signing Tuan Haji’s get-well card. May God Bless Him!

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