Saturday, April 23, 2011

Pas must stay as Opposition!

Umno info chief Ahmad Maslan said on Friday the door for Umno-Pas talks on a solidarity government is still wide open (here). After a lull, the issue was raised again.

Pas president Hadi Awang made the suggestion sometimes mid last year but was shot down by the rest of his colleagues in the party. Umno, on the other hand said such an idea can be considered on one condition - should Pas decides to break ranks with PKR and DAP.

I believe some Umno and Malay leaders are so blind and short-sighted. They tend to forget history. They easily jump into the 'solidarity' bandwagon for the sake of not to be accused of taking up the matter so lightly or for granted.

Pas used to be with us and then left. Since then, the Malays seemed to be decomposed over the split but nobody could detect the 'blessing in disguise' in that split.

Going by the political trend today - where DAP speaks louder in the Parliament while the Chinese are getting less attracted to the Barisan Nasional multi-racialism concept - the Malays should just let Pas on its own.

Pas also needs to detach itself from the Pakatan Rakyat pact if it is so concern about Malay unity. PKR too should consider that for the sake of Malay consolidation. But suggestions for the setting up of a '1Melayu, 1Bumi' as proposed by Perkasa and other Malay organisations are no longer practical.

Such an idea should have been the thrust of Malay revolution when they fought British plan to implement Malayan Union in 1946. At that particular time, the Malays were still the master of Tanah Melayu while immigrants from China and India were not even granted the citizenship yet.

But the Chinese and India descendants are our friends now. They form almost half of Malaysian community, enjoying almost all privileges (except subsidies under the affirmative program to help Bumiputras). They have contributed well in our country's development.

The 'Malay unity' label should augur well in bringing together all Malays, irrespective of ideologies. However, for Pas and Umno forming a solidarity government is a bit awkward. They should instead cooperate on issues to advance the Malays.

I dont want to touch on this topic too much. Some may get irritated and agitated but I just want to suggest one thing.

Pas should retain its status quo (minus DAP and PKR) as an Opposition party. Not that we in Umno cannot work together with them in a solidarity government but we need Pas to become a strong and constructive Malay opposition party to neutralise DAP 'racism'.

I think former PM Tun Dr Mahathir and other Umno (and Malay) veterans agree and recognise the wisdom of the then 'split strategy' between Umno and Pas. There is no more need for Pas to align its politics to that of PKR and DAP if its leaders really want to take up Malay issue in a clear context.

The Malays (I hope PKR too can consider this) must unite for the sake of their interest by not taking other people's constitutional rights. We are not living under the British protectorate anymore. We are managing our own country and government.

Being a good and constructive Opposition will help develop the nation further. A bad Opposition only criticizes and doesnt contribute to nation building.

This has nothing to do with racism but for the betterment of the Malays. A well-united and prospered Malays will mean a better Malaysia for all. I wonder whether a young politician like Ahmad Maslan can read it along the dotted lines...

23 comments:

mr kudita said...

i second your notion, sir!

the country needs a constructive opposition. dap fails to become one. pkr is still an anwar-based party.

but pas can play that role while cooperating with umno in other aspects.

masih di BH said...

jai,

aku ingat lagi di parlimen pada lewat 80an. dr mahathir ada sebut pas perlu jadi pembangkang melayu yang kuat dan bermakna. memang betul. bukan umno tidak boleh menerima pas tetapi 'penerimaan' itu boleh dibuat dalam bentuk lain. kita tak mahu jadi macam singapura yang boleh dikatakan takda pembangkang langsung. negara yang tiada pembangkang tidak akan dapat melihat kesilapan dan kekurangannya... ingat lagi kata2 dr m

Anonymous said...

whatever it is, there is no way for umno and pas to form a solidarity govt.

they are on different path!

akob klebang besau said...

ahmad maslan ni bukannya cerdik sangat pun.

macam mana jadi ketua penerangan umno malaysia pun, tak tahulah.

bila orang lain cakap pasal kerajaan perpaduan, dia pun nak cakap jugak!

stereotype said...

macam mana pas nak jadi pembangkang yang membina kalau asyik cakap berdolak-dalik?

apa yang boleh kita harap daripada mereka yang suka bercakap pasal agama dan banyak pula yang merapu?

pkr pun ramai melayu tapi dah tak relevan dah selagi ia cuma berjuang untuk anwar ibrahim dan bukannya untuk melayu!

Anonymous said...

HIDUP MELAYU!

HIDUP MELAYU!

HIDUP PERKASA KOSA!

vinnan said...

Let me tell you what we know. If PAS were to actually join UMNO what is there to stop those in PAS and UMNO who are against the deal from sabotaging their parties? What you UMNO bastards want is a PAS who is like Perkosa. You already have a Melayu racist supplier now you want an Islam 'Ketuanan' supplier. UMNO meanwhile can prance around like pondans spewing 1 Malaysia lies.WE know your game and we know how to stop it.

gunawan, besut said...

boleh bincang tapi pas kena ubah pendirian. kena maklum yang umno pun islam macam pas. pas tak boleh kafirkan orang lain sesuka hati, kena sedar yang cara itu tidak patut dibuat. orang sesama islam perlu jaga dan lindungi maruah saudaranya, bukan dedahkan pada umum.

tidak ada kurangnya pada pas melainkan ideologinya mengenai islam...

sunny said...

agree, pas must stay as an oppostion - strong malay opposition party which can work closely with the umno-led govt.

Anonymous said...

baik takyah langsung.

buat semak je pas ni.

nanti dia tuduh orang melayu dalam umno macam2 lagi....

si pitak said...

jai, dulu aku cukup hormat nik aziz walaupun aku ahli umno.

tapi sejak dia join pakatan rakyat ni, maaf la, aku dah mula meluat. bukan apa. dia tu ulama, kena jaga diri dan mulut. ni dia dah merapu marang kepunden dah. nak hormat macam mana?

jawab!

Anonymous said...

perkasa ni memang BANGANG nak mampus. memang perkauman pun diorang ni!

Anonymous said...

ahmad maslan ni masih muda. dia cuma jadi burung kakak tua, ikut apa orang lain cakap.

sejarah johor pun dia tak tau, ni kan pulak sejarah negara dan melayu.

nak kata lurus bendul pun tak boleh jugak!

tauke said...

yeap. all malays must unite. all chinese must unite too, and so are the indians.

then we will have a three-corner fight in all elections!

good lor!

Anonymous said...

macam mana kalau dap pulak jadi pembangkang yang membina?!

kendo said...

this perkasa got no brain man! most of them are political dropouts, thats why they couldnt think of the consequences of their own words and suggestions.

idiots!

Anonymous said...

jangan rosakkan perpaduan negara dengan idea yang tak masuk akal dan membahayakan keselamatan!

perkasa ni nampaknya perlu dihantar ke kelas khas bagi memahami erti sebuah negara majmuk!

line clear said...

pas or puss?

they are pain in the ass of the malays!

dewata said...

ahmad is a parrot, bro.

he never come up with his own good ideas.

wonder what made him umno info chief!

kluangman said...

Pakatan secara 'senyap' boleh dibuat dengan membiarkan Kelantan, Kedah dan Terengganu diperintah oleh PAS dengan full support dari UMNO dan Kerajaan Pusat, sebagai balasan PAS perlu membantu UMNO untuk mendominan BN dengan 2/3 majoriti di Parlimen.

Untuk perpaduan ummah, UMNO dan PAS perlu ada Majlis Ulamak masing2 yang akan bersidang bersama setiap bukan bagi merumus dan membuat keputusan kemudian dimaklumkan kepada parti(UMNO DAN PAS) untuk dilaksanakan secara fahaman bersama di peringkat negeri dan pusat.

PAS perlu di asingkan dari UMNO dan begitulah sebaliknya bagi memastikan Melayu dan Islam dapat diseimbangkan dan berterusan survive dan terpelihara di Malaysia.

Kurangkan kontroversi, tingkatkan prestasi !

Anonymous said...

PAS MUST JOINS UMNO TO STRENGHTN MALAY UNITY AND RELIGONS . PAS MUST BE PATIENS TO FORM A MUSLIMS GOVERMENT. PAS MUST EDUCATES EVERY MALAY,INDIAN AND CHINESE MUSLIMS ON RELIGONS KNOWLEDGE ON MUSLIM UNTIL ONE DAY ALL MUSLIM DEMANDING 'UBAH'TO BE A MUSLIMS COUNTRY.

Anonymous said...

If the chinese and indians are your friends now, how come they are still chalenging the "special status of bumiputeras".

And if they are serious about identifying with Malaysia, then the vernacuar schools HAVE TO GO.

They should also speak Bahasa Melayu if they love this country. It is high time NOW to forget their ancestral LINKS with PRC and India.

But you still SEE teresa kock and hindraf appealing to their ancestral lands for "help".

WHY IS THIS SO??? - They relate and identify MORE with prc and india RATHER than with the bumiputeras in MALAYsia.

They shuld also ACCEPT Islam as the official religion and Bahasa Melayu as the NATIONAL language.

As such more funds and efforts should go into enhancing ISLAM and BAHASA MELAYU.

If they accept all these constitutional provisions, then only then can they truly be Malaysians and "your friends".

If they start questioning, then their loyalties should also be questioned.

No 2 ways about it.

Anonymous said...

@ Anon - April 23, 2011 3:31 PM

dap jadi pembangkang yg membina???

hahahahahahahaha

nanti jadi saperti titik merah - menter "melayu" yaacob ibrahim kini usulkan supaya Bahasa Melayu di-iktirafkan sebagai Bahasa Asing.

Hahahahahaha

Ini pukulan pap - adake Bahasa Kebangsaan singapura dijadikan bahasa asing

Melayu singapura dah takde kuasa terus - mereka hanyalah menyuarakan apa yg dikehendaki kerajaan pap

inilah yg dikatakan boneka hidup yg bergaji tinggi