PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang yesterday told a stunned central committee meeting that he had offered Azmin Ali to join the Islamist party with a few of his PKR members to form a unity government with Umno in Selangor.But, the meeting was told that PKR deputy president Azmin had turned down the offer.
A PAS central committee member, who attended yesterday's meeting, said Hadi confirmed this when Sepang MP Hanipa Maidin asked him about it, which led to a heated exchange between the two.
The PAS central committee member told The Malaysian Insider that Hadi confirmed he offered the menteri besar position to Azmin in order for a pact to be formed between PAS assemblymen, Umno and embattled MB Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.
"If PKR can steal PAS assemblymen, then PAS can also do the same," Hadi had allegedly said.
The same PAS member then asked what was the meeting with Azmin about, to which Hadi said that he had asked the Bukit Antarabangsa assemblyman to join the party along with two or three other PKR assemblymen.
Hadi was also asked how the state government with Umno was to be formed, as 13 PAS assemblymen along with Azmin and two other PKR members would only make 16 assemblyman in the 56-seat state assembly.
Before Hadi could answer, another PAS member asked him if he was agreeable with cooperating with Umno.
The PAS president said "yes", adding that it was to protect the Malays.
This was revealed in a Facebook message which was being circulated, which the PAS central committee member confirmed to The Malaysian Insider.
Azmin, when met by reporters at the recent PKR Congress, had admitted that he had a discussion with the PAS president a couple of days before that. (It was later confirmed to be August 20).
One of the things they had talked about, Azmin said, was about the Pengkalan Kubor by-election.
The Malaysian Insider had reported that in the central committee meeting yesterday, Hadi had insisted that Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail be removed as a candidate for the MB post, as she was a woman and was also not qualified.
Hadi's stand yesterday contradicted his earlier statement when he himself had suggested Dr Wan Azizah and Azmin to be presented to the Sultan of Selangor as candidates for the MB post.
Azmin, however, was rejected by the 13 PAS assemblymen at the meeting yesterday.
Selangor PAS reps Saari Sungib (Hulu Klang) and Hasnul Baharudin (Morib) had broken away from the party's consensus to declare their support for Dr Wan Azizah in order to save the Pakatan Rakyat state government.
In a press conference after the PAS central committee meeting yesterday, Mustafa told reporters that PAS has decided to leave it to the wisdom of the Sultan of Selangor to determine the Selangor menteri besar position. – August 26, 2014.
DESIDERATA: The PAS leader has betrayed the Pakatan Rakyat, but I trust his deputy Mat Sabu who has many times affrimed his party "will never work with UMNO"! Now that Hadi Awang has confessed the plot to "form a unity government in Selangor" in cahoots with the enemy which PR component parties have always pledged to overthrow from Putrajaya, I think it's time for either:
(1) PAS though an emergency Central Committeee meeting sack Hadi as their cheif and promote Mat Sabu -- this is the ONLY WAY TO SAVE THE TRIPARTITE COALITION
(2) PAS retains its President Hadi Awang, which will lead to the beginning of the breakup of Pakatan Rakayt; quite likelyy "SNAP POLLS" for Selangor will be called, and PKR and DAP will have to go into any new polls as a DUO, not a TRIO, in a coalition, and the duoa will have to field candidates against PAS as well as againt BN candidates.
Desi wishes UMNO and Hadi Awang that "THEY ALL LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES"! ~~ YL, Desi, knottyaSsusual