Let Hadi appear before the Memali tragedy RCI to testify the impact of Amanat Hadi on the loss of 18 lives in 1985 and how he could reconcile Amanat Hadi with his present intimate relationship and defence of Najib, 1MDB scandal and Malaysia as a ‘global kleptocracy’

Former Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Rahim Noor said in an interview with The Malaysian Insight today that he did not understand why the PAS President Datuk Seri Hadi Awang would want to resurrect the Memali tragedy in 1985, as “it will emerge that he had played a role in it”.

Rahim said that if a Royal Commission of Inquiry is to be held into the Memali tragedy, “we won’t be able to avoid the fact that the ‘Amanat Hadi’ had played a role in causing the Memali incident”.

“Amanat Hadi” refers to Hadi’s speech on April 7, 1981, in which he declared Umno and Barisan Nasional an infidel government who ruled like colonialists.

In “Amanat Hadi”, Hadi, the then PAS Terengganu commissioner had said:

“Percayalah, kita menentang Umno, bukan kerana nama dia Umno. Kita menentang Barisan Nasional bukan kerana dia lama memerintah kerajaan. Kita menentang dia ialah kerana dia mengekalkan perlembagaan penjajah, mengekalkan undang-undang kafir, mengekalkan peraturan jahiliyah. Oleh kerana itulah kita menentang mereka. Oleh kerana itulah kita menghadapi mereka. Oleh itulah kita cuba berlawan dengan mereka.

“Perjuangan kita adalah jihad, ucapan kita adalah jihad, derma kita adalah jihad. Bergantunglah kita kepada Allah dengan (menghadapi) puak-puak ini kerana kalau kita mati melawan puak-puak ini, mati kita adalah syahid. Mati kita adalah Islam. Kita tidak perlu masuk Buddha, kita tidak perlu masuk Hindu, kita tidak perlu masuk Kristian, tapi kita menjadi kafir dengan mengamalkan politik suku, agama suku.”

Rahim, who was Selangor police chief when the Memali tragedy occurred on November 19, 1985, said Hadi’s 1981 speech had served to inspire PAS members nationwide, including religious teacher and PAS member Ibrahim Mahmud, also known as Ibrahim Libya, who formed a militant sect that wanted to go beyond political struggle.

Rahim said ‘Amanat Hadi’ had two important elements: the accusation that Muslims who failed to adopt Islam as a complete way of life, including in politics were kaffir, or infidels; and the declaration that opposition to Umno and BN was “jihad” and those who died in the struggle were “martyrs”.

Rahim said Hadi’s message was actively taken up and preached by PAS Youth, and it was this message that inspired Ibrahim Libya.

Rahim, who was formerly Bukit Aman Special Branch chief, said Ibrahim Libya was a strident PAS follower and was very loyal to Hadi’s message.
Let Hadi appear before the Memali tragedy RCI to testify the impact of Amanat Hadi on the loss of 18 lives in 1985 and how he could reconcile Amanat Hadi with his present intimate relationship and defence of Najib and the 1MDB scandal, even to the extent of deflecting attention, criticism and attacks on Malaysia transformed overnight into a “global kleptocracy”.

I had said that what Hadi has done as PAS President after the break-up of Pakatan Rakyat as a result of the PAS leadership’s reneging from the Pakatan Rakyat Common Policy Framework and the Pas Muktamar resolution in June 2016 would be anathema to previous PAS Mursyidul Ams and Presidents of yesteryears like Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, Fadzil Noor and Yusof Rawa.

It would not be inconceivable to imagine Nik Aziz, Fadzil Noor and Yusuf Rawa leading national and international campaigns against the 1MDB scandal and to clear or cleanse Malaysia of the infamy and ignominy of being regarded worldwide as a global kleptocracy – but not Hadi.

Why is this the case?

  1. #1 by Bigjoe on Tuesday, 22 August 2017 - 12:06 pm

    In 1981, Hadi Awang, then a young age of 34, only about 5 years from finishing his schooling in Al Azhar and Madinah, was fast rising through the ranks of PAS under the mentor of Fadzil Noor as there were few scholars from Middle East schools then. He was right in the forefront of the wave of Khomeini inspired revolution that was going through all Muslim countries – the inspiration that led to the Memali incident.

    I do not need Hadi to explain his culpability in the Memali incident.

    What we really need is Hadi to explain how he can keep retaining his vision of Khomeini inspired statehood when today it has come full circle in Iran to be proven unworkable? How can he justify betraying that spirit of idealism in order to achieve that very end that is proven failure?

  2. #2 by good coolie on Tuesday, 22 August 2017 - 2:06 pm

    Why does Hadi support the kleptocrats? The answer is in what he thinks is the greater good, namely, making Malaysia an Islamic State. “The end justifies the means.” I can fully understand his approach: it is practical and effective. UMNO gains; so does PAS.

    The problem is that calls for the imposition of an Islamic State will ultimately take a wrong turn into the use of force (like Memali-type recourse to incitement to force on the part of the zealots). When the secular state (Malaysia) reacts to force on the part of the Islamicists, then the resulting blood-shed will cause instability and chaos, whence the country may take a repressive course (like Shah’s Iran), or lead to the violent transformation of the country into an Islamic State with the obvious possibility of persecution, war, and death like the IS-type fiasco), undoing a millenium of progress achieved in human rights.

    Adherence to the Constitution is labelled by PAS (whether they openly admit it, or not, as adherence to the laws of non-believers). Although this may be theologically correct, this is treason of the highest order.

    Why Memali now? Why Forex Fiasco now? We Malaysians are not too stupid to understand why. Many years later, for the same reason, some young wise-guy PM will haul up Najib for an inquiry into a certain issue everyone has forgotten about: 1MDB.

  3. #3 by Bigjoe on Tuesday, 22 August 2017 - 8:21 pm

    Hey, suddenly Dr. Mahathir is no longer the no 1 “enemy of Malay”. Najib just revert back to DAP as the real “enemy of Malay”..

    Very pusing pusing..lah..

  4. #4 by bumi-non-malay on Wednesday, 23 August 2017 - 4:52 am

    Any pusing is OK as long as its ABU….or ABUP….asalkan bukan UMNO or Asalkan bukan UMNO-PAS…. CHANGE we Need…..otherwise MALU-SIAL will become Sudan-Somalia-Pakistan…and one of those failed Islam Bias Led nation….there is no blessing from Allah…..Turkey Next!

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