Harun Taib gesa PAS kaji kerjasama dengan PKR, DAP...
Ketua Dewan Ulama PAS Datuk Harun Taib menegaskan parti itu perlu menilai penggunaan konsep Tahaluf Siyasi untuk bekerjasama dengan PKR dan DAP di dalam Pakatan Rakyat, selepas sokongan pengundi Melayu untuk PAS merosot pada Pilihan Raya (PRU) ke-13 Mei lalu.
"Saya mengharapkan agar PAS Pusat segera menubuhkan sebuah jawatankuasa khas untuk mengkaji dan menilai kemerosotan sokongan pengundi Melayu kepada PAS serta menilai kembali Tahaluf Siyasi terutamanya dengan PKR sejauh mana ia menguntungkan PAS.
"Manakala di pihak Majlis Syura Ulama pula, hendaklah meneliti kembali Tahaluf Siyasi bersama PKR dikaji semula setelah berlaku perkara-perkara yang boleh melemahkan PAS dan merosakkan hubungan di dalam Tahaluf Siyasi," kata beliau dalam Ucaptama Multaqa Ulama SeMalaysia di sini hari ini.
Cadangan oleh Harun, jika digunapakai oleh Majlis Syura dan Jawatankuasa Pusat PAS, bakal merombak struktur hubungan kerjasama tiga parti berkenaan di dalam Pakatan Rakyat yang ditubuhkan sejurus sebelum PRU tahun 2008. Harun akur PAS bukan lagi parti dominan di dalam Pakatan Rakyat dan menggesa ahli parti menerima hakikat bahawa "kedudukan PAS di dalam Pakatan Rakyat adalah sangat lemah berbanding sebelum ini".
Beliau menegaskan kemerosotan sokongan Melayu untuk PAS pada PRU-13 memperlihatkan peluang "mustahil" bagi PAS untuk terus berkembang dan melaksanakan matlamat mendirikan sebuah negara berlandaskan Islam tanpa penilaian semula kerjasama dengan PKR dan DAP mengikut konsep Tahaluf Siyasi .
"Keputusan PRU yang lalu menunjukkan dan membuktikan bahawa PAS gagal meyakinkan pengundi Melayu bahawa ia mampu memainkan peranan penting dan berkesan untuk memartabatkan bangsa Melayu dan memelihara kepentingan Islam termasuklah dalam urusan pelaksanaan syariat Islam di Malaysia," jelasnya.
Walaupun menjadi parti pembangkang terbesar di negara ini, PAS hanya mampu memenangi 21 kerusi Parlimen pada PRU 13, berbanding 30 yang diraih oleh PKR dan 38 oleh DAP. Persetujuan PAS untuk tidak lantang memperjuangkan matlamat penubuhan negara Islam berlandaskan undang-undang hudud menguntungkan PKR dan DAP yang berjaya menarik sokongan lebih luas daripada pengundi.
Hasrat PAS untuk menggantikan Umno sebagai parti utama kaum Melayu bagaimanapun kecundang apabila Barisan Nasional menawan semula Kedah dan Umno memperbaiki pencapaiannya dengan memenangi 88 kerusi parlimen.
Presiden PAS Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang sebelum ini mempertahankan hubungan parti itu dengan DAP dan PKR parti lain mengikut konsepa Tahaluf Siyasi yang di gunakan oleh Nabi Muhammad SAW untuk berurusan dengan bukan Muslim.
Bagaimanapun kerjasama itu dikritik oleh beberapa pihak kerana PAS dilihat berkompromi dengan DAP dan PKR mengenai hal-hal asas membabitkan kepentingan Islam seperti penubuhan negara Islam dan penggunaan kalimah Allah oleh bukan Islam.-antarapos
Dr M's sly twists before Anwar's turn in Sabah RCI...
Dr Mahathir Mohamad has problems leaving bad enough alone.
It was bad enough when he earlier this week told the ongoing Sabah royal commission of inquiry that he did not know anything about illegal residents being given citizenship on dubious grounds.
Perhaps sensing that the disclaimer was incredible even by the low standards of his perception of public gullibility, he must have felt he should retrieve matters somewhat the next day.
Instead, he made things worse through shunting responsibility for the issue onto Anwar Ibrahim whose turn on the witness stand comes next Thursday.
On his nemesis' possible responsibility for the Sabah illegal residents' issue, Mahathir blurted: "He was in the government. He knew the government's responsibility. If that was the government's policy, why didn't he stop it?"
The question inevitably arises: Could anyone baulk Mahathir in the 22-years he was prime minister of Malaysia?
If a practice of legitimising Sabah's illegal residents had become policy, could a subordinate during Mahathir's prime ministerial tenure rein in the action and reverse the policy?
Could someone have done anything at all to halt and overturn a wrong action or wrong policy during Mahathir's watch?
Interestingly, under sworn testimony in the initial round of Anwar's trials for corruption and sodomy in the late 1990s, an Anti-Corruption Agency chief told the court that Mahathir wanted to know from him if it was Anwar who told him to raid the offices of head of the economic planning unit in the PM's Department.
Shafee Yahaya's (left) ACA men had found RM100,000 in cash in the drawers of Ali Abul Hassan's desk. After the find, a furious Mahathir demanded to know from Shafee if deputy premier Anwar had prompted the raid.
Shafee testified in court that he went on to reject Mahathir's insinuation that Shafee had tried to fix Ali.
"It's a big sin to fix anybody," was Shafee's plainspoken response to Mahathir's testy inquiries.
This episode showed that Mahathir does not view people as moral agents but as wards of scheming superiors.
Preempting the fallout
Some people's behaviour is prompted by their religious precepts; others by their instinct for survival. Most people's conduct is prompted by a combination of motives, stemming from their morals, goals and interests.
On Sept 19, the public will get an inkling of the particular mix of motives behind Anwar's stance on the issue of Sabah's illegal residents when he testifies before the RCI.
Anwar's adversaries do not absolve him of responsibility for the Sabah illegal residents' issue. They claim he had a strong motive to be compliant in the whole imbroglio.
Making the Muslim illegal residents into citizens meant more vote-empowered supporters for Umno to whose presidency he aspired, with Sabah's 20 and more Umno divisions a big pool from which to garner votes for a shy at the party's top post.
Anwar whetted the public's appetite for his appearance before the RCI by allowing his counsel to reveal that he will not only reiterate what he has long maintained - that he was outside the decision-making loop on the issue; more intriguingly, his counsel disclosed, Anwar will tell the inquiry he knew of three people who were critical to the project's implementation.
Mahathir's outburst about Anwar's hypothetical responsibility may have been prompted by a desire to preempt the fallout from any disclosure that would include him among the three people Anwar will finger at the inquiry.
It's never his fault
Mahathir's pugnacious character means that his accusatory fingers are pointed at others, especially when it is his turn in the crosshairs.
When the journalist Barry Wain revealed in his book, ‘Malaysian Maverick', that something like RM100 billion was squandered during Mahathir's tenure as PM, the former PM's reply was characteristic: he said that RM150 billion and more was wasted during the brief reign of his successor Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
Mahathir while under attack tends not to try to seek a way out through any possibility that the sprawl of the decision-making process allows the person at the pivot to claim attenuation from responsibility and hence some mitigation of culpability.
He reckons people are gulls anyway and their inherent attention deficit disorder means involved explanations are a waste of time.
It would help if Anwar is as elaborately explanatory before the RCI next week when he appears before it.
Sept 19 is a day before the 15th anniversary of the famous black eye incident he endured on the night he was detained under the Internal Security Act in 1998.
In characteristic style, Mahathir, in an attempt to deflect widespread anger over the incident, attributed Anwar's black eye to self-flagellation.
He did not recant after it became clear that the injury was inflicted by the then-inspector-general of police Rahim Noor.
Before the Sabah RCI, Anwar can show he is more precise when it comes to blame-fixing and fault-attribution on matters of not just grave, but of treasonous import. - terence netto,malaysiakini