DAP’s most respected leader, Lim Kit Siang today questioned PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang’s honesty and honor in the continuous spat between PAS and DAP over a wide range of issues that was once swept under the carpet for the sake of Pakatan Rakyat’s aim to capture Putrajaya. At last, the honest and frank Kit Siang can’t fathom it any more when he openly said that Hadi had reneged on his promises to Pakatan Rakyat leaders and had thrice “arbitrarily and single-handedly” tried to veto or overrule a consensus decision of coalition leaders.
The three issues that raised by Kit Siang are:
- In 2013 when Hadi authorised PAS candidature to contest in six state assembly seats which had been allotted to Parti Keadilan Rakyat, resulting in three-cornered fights and Pakatan Rakyat defeats.
- In August 2014 when Hadi overruled a Pakatan leadership decision that PKR president Wan Azizah Wan Ismail be appointed as Selangor Menteri Besar.
- Hadi’s reneging on his personal commitment on Feb. 8 that any amendment to Kelantan syariah law and any private member’s Bill for Parliament to enable enforcement of hudud would first be presented to the Pakatan leadership.
The fact is, it is not only Hadi Awang that is the problem in PAS – it is the nature of the party and its leaders with lunatic and fickle minded thinking that made it can’t be trusted at all. In September last year, during the height of the Selangor Menteri Besar crisis, I’ve written that PAS is a party that can’t be trusted at all and I asked for DAP and PKR as well as fellow Malaysians to admit and face the fact that PAS is the party that can never be trusted to be a component party of any coalition as well as in its commitments and promises.
Better late than never, Kit Siang is having enough of Hadi Awang and PAS's nonsense. "Enough is enough" is DAP and its leader's favorite slogan. Anyone who attend DAP’s ceramah will hear this slogan so often that it isn’t a DAP function if you didn’t hear this call at all. Frankly, these three words are my favorite too, probably a Freudian slip of mind that I once chant these often during my days in DAP. Enough is enough and it is time to end the alliance with PAS, Kit?
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