Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Politics of Hudud

The issue is not whether Kelantan wants hudud or not.

The issue is about UMNO’s maleficent plan to destroy Pakatan Rakyat by subverting PAS.

The issue is about UMNO being quick on the trigger in order to manipulate Abdul Hadi Awang (left) to betray his allies by tabling a private member’s bill on hudud – that seeks to bring about an amendment to enable Kelantan to carry out hudud law, after the state assembly unanimously passed the Syariah Criminal Code II Enactment 1993 (Amendment 2015) on Thursday.
 
The damn thing is Hadi has lost his marbles and he still doesn’t know it yet. UMNO have cleverly used him so much so that he himself thinks he is doing Islam a favor but in reality, hudud has become political fodder for the opportunists in both PAS and UMNO.
 
DAP’s Lim Guan Eng was right to portray “pious” Hadi as UMNO’s ‘Trojan Horse’. Certainly, PAS wouldn’t have joined PR if their boss had been honest and honorable in the first place. The former should remember that hudud was never a part of PR's common policy framework.

If, indeed, Hadi had still nursed the intention to pursue his Islamist agenda all along and he has now seized the opportune moment to violate and defy PR’s painstakingly-crafted 2008 consensus – then he has shown himself to be deceitful and duplicitous. It means that he knowingly lied to his pact partners and now, he is thumbing his nose at them.
 
In fact, PAS treachery has nicely played into the hands of UMNO. PAS are so naïve; they can't see UMNO’s Machiavellian maneuverings. This has caused unhappiness within PR and the situation is no longer tenable. It is even more regrettable that Hadi’s unilateral action is destroying the PKR-DAP-PAS trust that had been carefully cultivated to win the majority support of 52 percent of Malaysian voters in GE13.
 
PKR and DAP should close the chapter with PAS and move on.
 
Liverpool lost 1-2 to Manchester United on Sunday. It wasn’t really a surprise because the Red Devils dictated the way they wanted the game to go. They were the better team, period.

I don’t like to say this but Liverpool are likely to be the team that miss out on a Top 4 placing, meaning, we will not get back into the Champions League.

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