Friday, October 2, 2015

Pakatan Rakyat 2.0

Gerakan Harapan Baru (Read my blogpost titled "A New Hope Awakens” dated July 24, 2015) took over dormant Malaysian Workers Party. And on August 31, the PAS splinter group was made an official political party and took the name Parti Amanah Negara.
 
On September 16, the new Islamic hope was officially launched and Amanah believed they could register 100,00 members by year's end.
 
Amanah secretary-general Anuar Tahir said that the party began with 30,018 members as of September 15, and that the bulk of their membership came from three states, i.e. Kelantan, Johor and Selangor.
 
And according to Anuar, more than half of PAS divisions nationwide have been emptied of their leaders who have crossed over to Amanah.  

PAS are right to get panicky – indeed, Amanah are toxic to PAS.

In any case, PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang (left) had declared that his party would not cooperate with a party that had betrayed Islam, as they are "traitors" and "worse than enemies".

Six days later, PKR, DAP and Amanah joined forces to start life as Pakatan Rakyat 2.0 – a new entity called “Pakatan Harapan”. They agreed Anwar Ibrahim is the candidate for prime minister if they defeat Barisan Nasional
 
A timely development, especially with Malaysia now wracked by political troubles. As DAP’s Lim Kit Siang said, the resurrected opposition coalition give Malaysians hope.
 
And whether you agree or not, PAS have become irrelevant.
 
Yesterday, my Area P5 Humorous Speech & Speech Evaluation Contests took place at Fraser Place Kuala Lumpur. Five contestants from three clubs and fifteen role-players. A no-frills event.














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