PAS in 2004 did the RIGHT Thing to Reject Zulkifli Noordin as a candidate to contest in the 2004 General Election.
Parti KeAdilan Rakyat (PKR) did the WRONG Thing to nominate him as a candidate for the 2008 General Election, because it resulted in Pakatan Rakyat voters having to elect him into Parliament.
Correction by voters is needed to make sure he becomes a ONE-TERM MP.
According to a Pro-PAS blogger, the PKR MP from Kulim-Bandar Baru, Zulkifli Noordin was a PAS member. He wanted to contest under PAS for the 2004 General Election but PAS REJECTED him.
In fact, just before the elections in 2004, he was put on the black list by respected ulama Haron Din. This prohibited him from speaking at Pas-sponsored ceramahs. Party leaders found him too explosive and divisive even for their liking. He wore out his welcome in PAS after his frequent clashes with several personalities.
Since he was not wanted in PAS in 2004 , he came begging to Parti KeAdilan to contest the Kuala Langat , Selangor Parliamentary seat in 2004. For some stupid reason, Parti KeAdilan agreed to let him contest under the Parti KeAdilan banner.
But voters in Kuala Langat in 2004 WISELY rejected Zulkilfli Noordin . And he lost to UMNO/BN's Shafie Salleh by 21,495 votes.
In 2008, he came a-calling again to Anwar Ibrahim and Parti KeAdilan Rakyat (PKR), to ask to stand this time in Kedah after he was rejected by Selangor voters.
Without proper background check on Zulkifli Noordin's past behaviour, they agreed . He won because there was a wave of support for Pakatan Rakyat coalition. Zulkifli Noordin simply benefited from the 2008 "Tsunami" against BN.
When Anwar Ibrahim agreed to let Zulkifli Noordin to contest the Kulim-Bandar Baru seat under the PKR in 2008 , was Anwar aware that Zulkifli Noordin was a rejected candidate by PAS for the 2004 General Election?
Question is how Anwar Ibrahim and PKR got suckered by Zulkifli Noordin by getting himself selected as a candidate under the PKR banner the second time?
Blogger Penarik Beca commented:
"... Adakah PKR tak tahu, ketika Zulkifli berada dalam PAS dahulu, beliau diTOLAK dari menjadi calon PAS dalam satu mesyuarat Majlis Syura PAS sebelum pilihan raya umum 2004?Zulkifli Noordin has been a destabilising factor in Pakatan Rakyat. He was a key player in the Bar Council Forum protest when he threatened to storm the Forum meeting. His frequent statements had been against the principles upon which Pakatan Rakyat stood for. His position seems to be pro-UMNO.
Kalau PKR tahu dan depa ambik juga Zulkifli jadi calon, saya hanya nak kata: Padan muka hampa!!"
Read here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here
Blogger Penarik Beca posed these two questions
- " Kenapa Umno dan Barisan Nasional (BN) tak tarik dia menyertai parti itu?" (Why didn't UMNO bring him across to join UMNO ?)
Answer: "Bangang sangat la Umno kalau dia tarik Zul tu. Biar dia jadi rebel dalam Pakatan Rakyat (PR) jauh lebih menguntungkan Umno". (Stupid of UMNO to bring Zulkifli into UMNO. He is more useful to UMNO as a rebel in Pakatan Rakyat )
- "Mengapa PKR tak ambil tindakan ke atas beliau berikutan beberapa karenahnya sebelum ini ? " ( Why didn't PKR take action against him for his behaviour?)
Answer: "Bangang sangat la PKR kalau dia buat gitu. Apa ke bodohnya tak fasal-fasal nak jadikan dia hero!" (Stupid of PKR if it takes action against Zulkifli. It would make Zulkifli as a "hero" among his supporters)
PKR made a serious mistake to select Zulkifli Noordin as a candidate and now Pakatan Rakyat is paying a heavy price for his bad behaviour as a Pakatan Rakyat MP.
After being elected as MP under PKR, he had the gall to say "“I’d rather choose Islam over Parti Keadilan“. He should have joined JAWI instead if he wants to champion Islam per se.
The only way to get rid of a nuisance like Zulkilfli Noordin is to sack him from PKR . If that is not possible, Pakatan Rakyat voters have to make sure he is a ONE-TERM MP only.
That means PKR and PAS should NOT select him as a candidate in the next general election.
Pakatan Rakyat voters are more than welcome to let UMNO have him to represent their interest.
If Pakatan Rakyat /PKR ever decides to nominate him a candidate, WE, with other like-minded bloggers will launch a sustained media campaign to support the opposing candidate from any party.
Politicians of the like of Zulkifli Noordin, a former reject of PAS, should be made into a one-term MP for good.