Sudah tiba masanya Pakatan Harapan (HARAPAN) bersiap sedia menghadapi pertembungan tiga penjuru melibatkan PAS termasuk di Selangor dalam Pilihan Raya Umum (PRU) ke-14 akan datang.
Ini kerana, PAS di bawah kepimpinan Datuk Seri Hadi Awang dilihat tidak berminat menewaskan UMNO malah membantu mereka menerusi pertandingan tiga penjuru kata ketua Parlimen DAP Lim Kit Siang dalam kenyataannya hari ini.
Persediaan awal menghadapi pertembungan tiga penjuru katanya akan membantu HARAPAN menewaskan UMNO-Barisan Nasional (BN) di peringkat persekutuan termasuk di negeri Johor.
Menurutnya, sikap yang dizahirkan Hadi pada saat ini jauh menyimpang dari pendirian yang telah ditunjukkan kepimpinan PAS terdahulu di bawah Tuan Guru Nik Aziz Nik Mat dan dua bekas presiden iaitu Datuk Fadzil Noor dan Tuan Guru Yusof Rawa.
“36 tahun lalu Hadi mengeluarkan ‘amanatnya’ yang menimbulkan kekacauan dalam PAS, tetapi hari ini, Hadi telah menjadi seorang yang sangat bertolak ansur dan mempertahankan Najib dan skandal 1MDB yang telah menukar Malaysia sebagai negara kleptokrasi global’,” katanya.
Katanya, jika berlaku pertembungan tiga penjuru di Johor, PAS tidak mampu memenangi sebarang kerusi Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) di negeri itu kerana peratus undian kepada PAS akan menurun antara 5 hingga 8 peratus.
“Ini kerana, saya tidak percaya majoriti ahli PAS akan bersetuju dengan sokongan politik Hadi kepada Najib, isu 1MDB dan Malaysia yang telah jadi negara kleptokrasi global,” katanya.
Dalam PRU 2013, PAS memperoleh 22 peratus sokongan di Johor; bagaimanapun sokongan majoriti yang diperoleh PAS itu datang dari sokongan DAP dan PKR.
Kemenangan besar PAS di dua DUN Johor dalam PRU 2008 pula juga ekoran sokongan kuat dari DAP dan PKR kata Kit Siang.
Beliau turut mengimbau bahawa PAS tidak pernah memenangi sebarang kerusi di Johor dalam 10 PRU sejak tahun 1959 hingga 1999 kecuali pada tahun 2004 apabila PAS mendapat ‘durian runtuh’ apabila calon UMNO ketika itu tidak layak menjadi calon.
“Sepertimana yang pernah saya katakan, peralihan 10 peratus undi Melayu dan lima peratus undi bukan Melayu dari UMNO-BN kepada HARAPAN dalam PRU14 berbanding PRU13; maka, HARAPAN berpeluang memenangi peringkat Persekutuan dan negeri.
“Namun, kita perlu ada kejelasan situasi politik tanpa sebarang penangguhan – dan amat mustahak, kita perlu menjangkau 3.5 juta ahli UMNO bahawa Najib perlu ditewaskan untuk menyelamatkan Malaysia dari negara kleptokrasi global,” kata Kit Siang.
Usaha ini juga termasuk penjelasan kepada ahli-ahli PAS seluruh negara bahawa tindak-tanduk dan sikap yang ditonjolkan Hadi dengan menyokong Najib adalah sesuatu yang tidak akan dilakukan oleh Tuan Guru Nik Aziz, Datuk Fadzil Noor dan Tuan Guru Yusof Rawa. – Roketkini.com
Will PKR Team Up With PAS/UMNO?
It is also possible that a PKR - PAS - UMNO - BN working arrangement may develop AFTER the outcome of the elections.
I think the terms of such an arrangement with PAS - UMNO will be very similar to what has already been suggested in PKR's negotiations with Tun Dr Mahathir's Pakatan Harapan ie a pardon for Brader Anwar and his rehabilitation into the political mainstream.
In other words PKR will be betting on TWO HORSES ie Pakatan Harapan as well as PAS - UMNO. In both cases the main menu on the table will be a Get Out Of Jail Free card for Brader Anwar. A full pardon of his wrong doings.
Surprisingly (but not without precedent) Brader Hishamudin Rais, who is well known as Brader Anwar's staunch supporter (who once went to jail because of his support for Brader Anwar) has criticised Brader Anwar openly about his indecisiveness and wishy washiness.
Basically Brader Hishamudin Rais is saying that Brader Anwar is of no use to PKR and Malaysian politics anymore. Brader Anwar best fade away into history and go away and write his memoirs. That is the gist of what Brader Hishamudin Rais is saying.
Right now the PKR is pretty broken up. Talk is Rafizi Ramli really hates the guts of Azmin Ali. Wan Azizah the president is not even a wall flower anymore. More of faded wall paper.
Her daughter Nurul Izzah has family issues that so far have been kept out of the media limelight. Minus Anwar Ibrahim, PKR will just break up into pieces. The only strong point going for PKR now is Azmin Ali's able and capable stewardship of Selangor as Menteri Besar.
Ever since he became the MB, Azmin Ali has not made a single mistake, misstep or said a single wrong word as the MB. I recall that within days of becoming the MB, Azmin resolved the issue of some Christian Bibles that were seized by some religious retards. Azmin very publicly and personally handed over the Bibles back to the christian folks.
There is a construction frenzy in Selangor and new developments are shooting up everywhere. All under the capable leadership of YAB Menteri Besar Azmin Ali. Azmin Ali is definitely PM material. Way ahead of Brader Anwar Ibrahim.
Other than Azmin, the other PKR guns are just making noises. One of the big guns is believed to be contemplating "emigration" to the UK. Nurul Izzah is hardly seen in her Lembah Pantai constituency. Without her father she would never have made it even in the kitchen polls. Now minus two votes already.
Brader Anwar's indecisiveness (as bluntly put by Brader Hishamudin Rais) only compounds PKR's weakness. Hence Brader Anwar is leaving a side door open just in case he has to quietly slip outside and make a quick deal with PAS. Or even with UMNO.
Politics is the art of the possible.
Brader Anwar can even cut a post-election deal with PAS and UMNO. If there is a close call or a closely run election result or a hung Parliament, then we will see the tiger's stripes, the leopard's spots and Dracula's fangs.
I think only Bersatu, Parti Amanah, DAP, Parti Warisan Sabah and Hindraf will likely hold the course steady. - ostb
Tengok tu, Pas sendiri dah kata tak ada rundingan dan kerjasama dengan PKR. Anwar kena tipu hidup2.
Pencacai Azmin kata Anwar dapat maklumat lengkap walau disebalik tembok penjara. Skrg terbukti peguam pro kartel bagi maklumat palsu kat Anwar.
Anwar patut pecat peguam tiga serangkai pro kartel yang dok sibuk ke hulu ke hilir urus kes dia tu. Bukan menang pun mrk urus. Kes besar bagi kat Gopal Sri Ram juga.
Dah tu kelentong Anwar buat kenyataan runding dengan Pas sedangkan Pas terpinga-pinga, ingat Anwar dah tak betul. Sekor pun puak Azmin tak jumpa diorang runding pilihan raya tiba-tiba Anwar minta semua ahli PKR bersabar tunggu hasil rundingan.- Suarapakatandaily
Geng Pak Lebai dah tak mau,yang PKR dok pi sua muka buat apa lagi...
We know who MO1 is...
But the Sept 12 meeting between President Donald Trump and you, Prime Minister Najib Razak, is very different. The White House announcement of your meeting with Trump led to articles in all of America’s major newspapers - the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. The get-together next Tuesday was also reported around the world by AP, Reuters, and AFP, the world’s three most important news services.
There is no precedent for this much attention to a US-Malaysia summit.
Here is the key point - and the reason why there is so much attention.
All of these important news outlets focused on you, Prime Minister Najib, in their headlines and stories. The Wall Street Journal headline said, “Scandal-struck Malaysian prime minister to visit President Trump in Washington.” The New York Times said, “Malaysian leader in billion-dollar scandal is invited to White House.” The Washington Post website has a video that says “Prime Minister Najib, one of Asia’s most controversial leaders, is up to his neck, deep in a massive corruption scandal.”
We know who MO1 is
Welcome to Washington, prime minister. We know who you are, and we know what you and your family members and cronies are alleged to have done. All of the foreign policy experts in our nation’s capital know who “Malaysian Official 1” is.
As a result, there will be intense US press interest in your visit. As I noted before, that is very unusual. You have put Malaysia on the map in the US, but for all the wrong reasons.
If you think this visit is going to help you, at least in the US and the world, you are very wrong.
Why? First, because everyone who counts here is aware of the scandals in Malaysia and your involvement in them. The headlines prove that.
Second, because the foreign policy establishment here in Washington is very aware that despite your “liberal” rhetoric and British accent, you have turned Malaysia politically into an authoritarian state, and economically into a kleptocracy. They know that Malaysia is no longer the “go-go” economy that it was in the days of Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
They read that Malaysians themselves now debate whether their beloved country is becoming a “failed state” under your so-called leadership. They know that your government jails opposition leaders, starting with Anwar Ibrahim, charges them with sedition, and revokes their passports.
Third - and this is a point about US politics - the American press is watching Trump like a hawk. They know that he is totally ignorant about foreign affairs. So already the question is being raised - why is Trump meeting with this guy, meaning, you? They are ready to pounce on any comment that Trump makes during your visit.
So your trip to Washington has great potential to backfire not only for Trump, but also for you personally.
Don’t count on Trump
There are many Malaysians who say that the White House meeting means that Trump will tell the Department of Justice ((DOJ) to call off the investigation into 1MDB and the corruption that surrounds it.
Baloney. Don’t count on it. Trump cannot even call off the DOJ investigation into himself! So forget that idea.
Second, why would Trump want to do anything for you, Najib? What’s in it for Trump? After all these months, we have learned that the only thing Trump thinks about and cares about, is himself, 24/7. He will never do anything to help you, or anyone else, except mouth some platitudes like, “he is a good guy” and praise your golf score - as long as you lose to him.
Trump is likely to raise some issues with you that you are not prepared for. You thought that you were coming to Washington to raise your stature in Malaysia and internationally, and show that all is good before the next general elections. But you are walking into a minefield.
Trump is focused right now on North Korea and the threat it poses to the US, South Korea, and Japan. He is considering secondary sanctions, meaning that countries that trade with North Korea can no longer trade with the US. Think about how much you export to the US.
Malaysia has an economic connection with North Korea that is relatively small, compared to China’s North Korea connection. But there also are “illegal” or “illicit” connections. The United Nations, the Wall Street Journal, and a Washington foreign affairs website called “The Diplomat” all have reported on Malaysia’s economic ties - legal and illegal - to North Korea.
So Najib, be prepared to explain why Malaysian companies continue to bust UN sanctions, and why companies like Glocom, an arms dealer that fronts for the North Koreans, are allowed to operate in Malaysia.
Trump is mad at China, too. He thinks they are not helping the US on North Korea. He thinks that they are cheating us on trade and manipulating their currency. When he finds out that you have been “snuggling up” to China to help get you out of the 1MDB mess, he might not be happy.
Trump hates trade deficits. His business background is real estate, so he doesn’t understand international trade and investment. So be prepared when he asks about the US trade deficit with Malaysia.
In 2016, Malaysia’s trade surplus with the US - our deficit - was US$25 billion, which basically represents a US$830, or RM3,544, transfer from the people of the United States to every man, woman, and child in Malaysia. Just be ready to explain why you aren’t buying more from us. And why shouldn't all those American factories and jobs in Penang and Selangor move back to the US?
Just be ready to answer - our president doesn't understand these things, so you will have to explain it to him.
My conclusion - you thought the White House invitation was something great. You thought it would make everything right for you before the next general elections.
But you really are walking into a minefield. There will be more focus on this visit than on any other US-Malaysia visit in history.
No matter what the US and foreign press have to say, I am sure that Bernama and the sycophantic press in Malaysia that you control will declare your visit here a success.
Keep on living in your bubble, and your dream world, prime minister.
Meanwhile, DOJ and the FBI will keep on investigating.- John Mallot