There were doubts or 'rumours' , even before Husam raised this concerns, that PAS may be having plans to form some sort of unity government with UMNO in Selangor and elsewhere. Well, the matter has been clarified, and Hadi says PAS will never join BN.
Meetings could have been held to discuss matters even with UMNO - and that, I believe, is not wrong for so long as there was no plans or agreement. A political party has many members - and different members will have different views on different subjects.
The democratic party's current position will be what the majority of members' position is. This is sometime made stone certain and binding by means of a Resolution passed at the General Meeting of the party.
The UMNO/BN understanding may be very different.
In a less democratic group, this may be happening. There, after the membership elects the leaders - the leaders(or just one leader) decide on what the party's position. Members will not be consulted - let alone be involved in the decision making. This may be OK for matters where the party already has a position - but may not be OK for new matters.
A decision like whether PAS should form a join-government with UMNO > Well, this will be a matter that needs to definitely go back to the membership for their approval. Neither the President or even the currently elected highest leadership can make any such decision.
Now, being President or office bearer - more care needs to be exercised as anything that they do or say can easily be taken as the position of the political party. So, even if Hadi Awang in his 'own time' or personal capacity had anything to do with arranging a meeting or attending a meeting discussing possible forming of a 'coalition government with UMNO', it is bad even though Hadi or the said office bearers really never had any such intention of following through with that idea. Here is where transparency and accountability is important > and Husam Musa may have done something very good for PAS...and also all those of us who want an alternative to the UMNO-BN government. Hadi's clarification of the PAS position certainly settles a lot of rumours and doubts..
Should Husam have just raised it through the 'proper channel'(a phrase commonly used by our PM and the BN).
Well what is the proper channel?
# The President of the Party > well, the allegation/issue concerns him - so very difficult
# The Office Bearers - same problem maybe
# The members of PAS - well, he would not have access to ALL the members, would he - more so since he was no more an Office Bearer..
'People are the Boss' - right, and in any organization, the membership are the BOSS.
But, since this is issue is so fundamental to the Opposition Coalition/Government > it becomes a concern to every Malaysian, remembering that more that 50% of the people who voted in the last General Elections voted against the BN.
Could he have not waited for the General Meeting? No - best to highlight a possible wrong NOW - to delay highlighting would also make you guilty of indirectly allowing a wrong to go on... and the party will suffer most. Like an disease outbreak, it is best always to tackle it immediately - best even before it affects people...
Now, that some issues of possible wrongdoings have been highlighted, what will PAS do?
Rightly, they need to first consider whether is amounts to a wrongdoing or not? If yes, then naturally an investigation need to be commenced?
OR will the PAS, behave like our BN government, and target the 'whistle-blower' ? We shall see...we shall see..
* More matters have arisen since this reports - and I hope to deal with it in my future posts..
Sunday November 15, 2015 MYT 10:29:59 PM
Abdul Hadi: PAS’ stand is clear - it will never join Barisan
PAS faces a new dilemma in Husam Musa
Aside from Husam, another “harumanis” leader who is making waves is Pokok Sena MP Datuk Mahfuz Omar.
Husam’s one-man dialogue session in Kota Bharu on Friday night managed to attract about 10,000 viewers.
Comments on social media on the event showed that many supported him.
November 16, 2015 MYT 5:28:35 PM
Mustafa Ali tells Husam to stop false claim of unity govt
Hadi denies plan to form government with BN during Selangor MB crisis
Denying claims by former party vice-president Datuk Husam Musa that he wanted to form a unity government with Umno during the Selangor menteri besar crisis last year, the PAS president said such was an outdated notion.
He said attempts to form such cooperation was an issue during the 70s and it will never happen again.
"He is outdated in his thinking. That was the issue in the 70s. Unity government does not mean joining BN."
“We tried to work on a unity government in 2008, but because many parties did not agree to it, it did not happen,” he said.
On Husam's latest statement saying he was prepared to take an oath to divorce his wife should he be proven wrong, Hadi challenged the Salor assemblyman to do so.
"Let him take the oath. Let him take it. If he thinks he is right and we are the ones lying, he is free to utter the oath,” Hadi told a press conference in Shah Alam today.
Stressing that an unity government with BN will not be repeated, he said cooperation with the ruling coalition will only involve tackling national and development issues.
"PAS will not join BN, but there will be cooperation. Cooperation is a normal thing. (But) We are not bound by it," he said.
He said cooperation will happen in the event of a foreign invasion, in terms of dealing with crime, drugs and issues on refugees from Rohingya, Palestine and Bosnia.
As for Husam's status in the party, Hadi said the party will leave the matter to the Kelantan PAS to decide if disciplinary action will be taken against Husam. – November 15, 2015.