Tuesday, 23 June 2009
Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang says Pas is willing to hold talks if Umno is sincere.
KUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Rakyat pulled itself back from the brink of collapse yesterday by repudiating unity government talks with Umno and the Barisan Nasional.
However, Anwar, the Parti Keadilan Rakyat leader, said in a joint statement that Pakatan agreed to an "open approach and is willing to hold discussions with the BN on issues of national interest".
DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang said collaboration with the BN, which had been floated by senior Pas leaders, had sorely tested Pakatan.
"We have experienced our first crisis of confidence. But we have come together. This joint statement shows that we are committed to moving forward to show that we are different from BN."
"This is a slander to get us to fight among ourselves."
Hadi, however, said Pas was willing to hold talks if Umno was "sincere".
Asked if the unity talks proposal from Pas had affected solidarity among the Pakatan parties, Anwar said: "When the issue arose, I called Hadi, who was overseas, and he was consistent in his stand that there were no plans for Pas to leave PR."
Anwar and Hadi denied there was a running dispute between Pas deputy president Nasharuddin Mat Isa and spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat over the proposed talks.
The top-level Pakatan meeting yesterday was brought about after Hadi and Nasharuddin backed discussions with Umno, which triggered unease among Pas, PKR and DAP allies.
Nik Aziz slammed Nasharuddin last week, asking him to quit the party and join Umno.
Pas leaders who attended the meeting yesterday included vice-presidents Salahuddin Ayub and Datuk Mahfuz Omar, secretary-general Datuk Mustafa Ali and central committee member Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin.
Nasharuddin was not present.
Friday, 5 June 2009
(This is written with all due respect to all citizens in my country - Malaysia AND with all due respect to ALL followers/worshippers of ALL religion)
Doesn’t it bite you when people just reject the notion to change towards betterment? It definitely bites me.
I’m not too sure what is it about me that get irritated with these few male-gaggles within UMNO; Pemuda UMNO to be more specific. I’m not connected actively in politics. I used to, but then due to a précised third occurrence, I gave way to them. Join them or leave; I read it somewhere.
Getting active in politics is a choice not necessarily a must.
But what a must is, we MUST protect our religion, race and country (well knowingly – Agama, Bangsa dan Negara).
Just a few hours ago, I came across a westerner. Quite possible a free thinker or a maybe a radical-westerner-Christian lookalike. I’m not too sure how we landed up talking about Obama’s trip to the Middle East, but we got there. During his argument about the particular issue at hand, he uttered ‘Radical Muslim’.
At that moment, I felt the blood rushing to my head – ringing the ‘Pissed-Off’ bell and I sprayed. I made it clear to him about the radicalism of my religion, Islam. It’s quite easy to shut these people up just by pointing 1 particular point from the Bible without making out any stories about whoever; in the Bible, Genesis 3; verse no. 16 states: To the woman he said, "I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you".
A curse to be received four times in a row.
There are many more parts that can be pointed out, but then I am a person who respects the fifth principle of my country’s National Principles or Rukun Negara.
Where I live, active politicians are more worried about their personal future rather than the race’s future. But when they are given the mic, ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE! They deliver fiery speeches as if they were the ones protecting their land like ‘Ultraman’.
Protecting comes from the heart.
Start protecting your ‘home’ then yourself.
It’s easy to talk but action is difficult, so try in making a start.