Why are we talking about Hasan Ali now? He is not a celebrity. Neither is he a BN politician.
Talks that Umno might offer him something (a position?) should be put to a full stop. Why must Umno assign or hire him? He was never a member right from the very beginning. He was with PAS, the opposition.
So, when DPM and Umno deputy president Muhyiddin Yassin said that Umno has yet to make any offer to Hasan, I take it that the possibility cannot be discounted. Is Umno serious about it? Are we dead serious?
I hope it won't happen. But the publicity given to him by pro-government media and blogs are pointing to an inept narration - that he will be an asset to Umno and Barisan Nasional.
Just because he was sacked by PAS and asked to resign as the Selangor State Exco does not make him a star. For all his Anwar bashing and anti-Anwar sentiment that led to him gaining 'support' from some Umno people, I think that also does not make him a anti-Opposition champion.
He is an ordinary guy, just like the rest of Umno members. For him to become an Umno member, he must apply within. No need for any Umno leaders to offer him. Any offer is tantamount to recognising how valuable and important he is to the party.
And once we offer him, we cannot just make him an ordinary member. After all, he has avowed not to join any political party (for the time being). He was testing the water. Any party that sees him as an asset will eventually has to make him 'somebody'.
If Umno wants to offer him a member status, may as well we launch a campaign to recruit more Malays and Bumiputras to join it. Hasan can make his entry through that door.
Nope! I hold nothing against him but I don't see recruiting and offering political 'dropouts' as a wise move. Umno must hold on to its dignity. What we need to do is to open up our door to all but its not necessary to make any offer.