A teary eyed UMNO has continuously begged PAS to reunite since the last 2008 GE, where UMNO has seen a drastic drop of support. Unable, to understand PAS’s stubborn attitude, one of the leading scions of the party Mukhriz Mahathir said the offer was made out of ‘sincerity’ for Malay and Islamic Unity, and had nothing to do with Politics.
His dad, Dr Mahathir, also made a surprising reappearance after a serious illness barely a fortnight ago to discredit DAP chairman Karpal Singh as the person who stands to gain the most from PAS' latest emphasis on a welfare state. He pointed out that Karpal would not have to worry about PAS stepping over his dead body anymore, as the party seems to have lowered its their fervour to implement Islamic Rule. This sickening analysis serves to remind Malaysians how Father and Son can team up to deceive the public with their scheming gutter politics.
Both father and son simply could not understand why PAS would refuse. Indeed, it is a sad reflection of their disconnect with the average Malay and symptomatic of the ills that plague UMNO.
When thieves openly rob and murderers openly kill
UMNO is also sad that PAS was willing to sacrifice its Islamic stand, to join hands with a non-Islamic party like DAP and a multi-racial one like PKR. It lambasted PAS for its unwillingness to enhance Muslim Unity in its quest for power, yet it continues to stress that UMNO’s door remains open.
UMNO is in a limbo. Their leaders still do not see the cancer eating away at the party due to their systems they have set up to protect their own power. It is not only about money politics, but it is also a mad scramble by UMNO leaders to enrich themselves through the government linked companies (GLC’s) and via their cronies, at the expense of the Malays in this country. While the non-Malays manage to share the economic pie among their own races, leading to a higher middle income group, the plight of the Malays have grown larger as their leaders refuse to share the economic spoils evenly. Greedily, they kept everything for themselves.
With little or no development, the Rural Areas are neglected and left out of the economic boom, resulting in near poverty among the rural dwellers. The daily exposure of high-level graft, unchecked corruption running into billions of ringgit by the media is largely ignored, and un-investigated by the relevant enforcement agencies.
Sodomy and Sex seems to be the headlines in the Mainstream Media. BN leaders make no effort to hide their guilt or even deny their involvement, as they are adequately protected by the Government. This is how rotten the Malaysian system has become, when thieves are openly unafraid to rob and murders openly unafraid to kill.
Different kettle of fish
So far PAS members and leaders have shown themselves to be a different kettle of fish. While they may still seem a bit rough at the edges and overzealous at banning pop concerts, the important thing is, their leaders did not try to stop competition in the party election. And members were not swayed by any money politics - they still voted what they hearts desired. And what they wanted was Change.
This is the salvation for the Malay community. There are still many who will not forsake their religious integrity or life principles to chase the money trail. They will slog for the people, protect human rights, and ensure equality and fair economic participation. They will retire as paupers if necessary, but they will not sacrifice their rightful place in heaven for earthly treasures.
Hadi Awang – PAS President has slammed UMNO, accusing them of hiding behind the mask of Malay unity to stir up trouble for the Malays, who form the bulk of membership at both their parties.
“UMNO as a Malay-bumiputera majority party was entrusted with leadership but the wealth of the nation has been turned into the private property of its leaders, while the ordinary people struggle to make ends meet," Hadi said in a stinging speech at the 57th PAS Muktamar earlier this month.
Forced to live in a nightmare
A merger will only be at the expense and the well being of the Malays in this country. Right thinking Malaysians cannot wait to see the exit of BN in this country. And like it or not, Mukhriz and his dad must accept this fact. Should UMNO lose power at GE-13, accept it. Don't add on to the already mountainous sins that have been created and use evil to stay in power.
Instead, rest stop and relax. Listen to the common folk and find again the pulse of the nation. If Pakatan Rakyat brings the corrupt elite to court, this is only rightful. But fight back like men, not djinns. Challenge Pakatan in the courts and let the Almightly decide. But do not kill or resort to bloodshed anymore. The Malays have spoken. Listen to them or they will not spare you.
It was not without basis that Hadi also scolded UMNO for "disgusting acts like corruption, money politics, slander, racism and lies. UMNO has created a flock of Malays and Muslims who are blind and deaf to money politics, with entertainment and media used to turn Malays and Muslims stupid."
Malaysians have been forced to live in a nightmare, when it should be a Malaysian dream. What worked in the Mahathir era of 1981 to 2003 will not work now. Najib tried to copy-cat Mahathir's hardline politics, but it has only shortened his own life span in the political arena. Mahathir has also tried to make a comeback using the same tricks he pulled in the 80s and 90s. But it only lost him what little respect the nation still had for him.
Be careful PAS, watch out for the Frogs
PAS leaders have to be on constant alert as UMNO will not hesitate to buy them out at any price just to ensure their power base remains intact. The high number of Frogs that hopped away from Pakatan Rakyat to be BN friendly has astounded Malaysians, especially the voters who had placed their faith and their votes in them. It goes to show, that for the right price anything can be bought: especially Frogs!
It is no secret that UMNO is in dire straits. Knowing that they are ill equipped to go into the General Election, their safest passage would be a free ticket from PAS. Their only bridge to PAS was through Nasharuddin Mat Isa, the former deputy president of PAS who did not survive the PAS party polls. His departure from the top rungs of the leadership structure has blown whatever chances UMNO has of seeking an unholy merger.
Malays can look forward to the day when their ‘siege mentality’ starts to loosen, should PAS and Pakatan Rakyat come to power. As long as UMNO is in power, Malays will forever be shackled and never see the light of day.
So SYABAS PAS members for having the courage to speak up and defend the future of the Malay race.