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Hasan Ali - Thank Goodness, He Didn't Appeal!
A long time ago, when
you mentioned Hasan Ali’s name, there was some respect for this PAS
leader even though he was basically another self-proclaimed defender of
Islam. Respect was extended to him for his Islamic standing and that was
mostly due to his position as the head of PAS Selangor.
Less focus was placed on his persona, educational background but
mainly he was held in esteemed and given face because he had been
handpicked by PAS to defend the Muslims in the state, and perceived to
be performing his religious duties to uphold the good name of Islam.
things changed. Something happened.
Even from before 2008, Hasan was interested in UMNO
Rumours and wild talk started to surface after the last election in
2008. Hasan Ali started to become prominent for other reasons. From
religion, he started to move into race-championing.
Talks of secret
meetings between Hasan Ali and UMNO to form a new Selangor government
under Pakatan Rakyat finally came out into the open.
PAS had to issue a denial, and its president Hadi Awang had to make a
clarification. Within PAS, the blurred lines between the party's
liberals and the ultra conservative ulama or religious heads began to
take shape and sharpen. Along with Pakatan, PAS was shaken and stirred
by the Hasan's dealings with UMNO.
It was no secret that Hasan harbored dreams of becoming the next
Menteri Besar and was willing to sleep with the devil just to deny a
Pakatan Rakyat government in Selangor.
Since then, he has in the news
for all the wrong reasons, and oftentimes people wondered whether he was
representing PAS, Pakatan or UMNO!
The beer fiasco in Shah Alam’s minimart left a sour note on people’s
lips. Non-Muslims started to watch him with a wary eye and avoided him
like the plague.
Later on, when he leveled accusations at the Christians for
attempting to proselytize Selangor Muslims in the Damansara Utama
Methodist Centre, it confirmed everyone's worst fears. Hasan was like
Ibrahim Ali - a political lunatic running amuk and ready to do any
extreme act just to reap some gain from UMNO.
The DUMC-JAIS raid affected more than Selangor. It left a lasting
negative impression on the whole country, especially Sarawak where 43%
of the people there are Christians. Surprisingly, BN politicians seemed
unaware of the horror the two political 'pyschos' were creating.
fact, BN leaders sided with Hasan even though he was then still in PAS.
It was starting to become obvious that Hasan might straddling two
'sampans' or long-boats at the same time.
But to Hasan, he was like a white knight in shining armour, fighting
against the purported proselytization of Muslims in the state. Somehow
he could not convince the Muslims he was sincere. The majority saw him
as just another political opportunist. Soon, the daily attacks against
the Christians and declarations that his actions were for the good of
Islam began to fall apart.
Thank goodness, he didn't appeal
As he spoke about Islam, or the version that he practiced anyway,
others were already discussing his defection to UMNO. It was a matter of
when and in what manner - the possibility was never even questioned!
Thus, it was not a surprise when PAS finally sacked him. Everyone
knew he had it coming. In fact, he worked hard to force PAS to sack him.
Seduced by flattery from UMNO, it is likely Hasan believed that PAS
wouldn’t have the balls to dump him. Still reeling from the aftershock
of his shameful sacking, he has embarked on a roadshow to educate the
public on the political parasites in PAS, who was partly responsible for
his sacking. And guess who is tagging along with him? None other than
Ridhuan Tee, the faithful Muslim.
The appeal period for Hasan Ali has expired and he has declared he
has no intention to appeal. The sighs of relief are loud indeed along
the corridors of power in PAS and Pakatan.
If he had appealed, it would
have put the coalition and the party in a slight pickle. They would have
looked bad if they rejected him. But if they re-opened the door to him,
and he started his nonsense again, they would look weak and foolish -
much like our Prime Minister Najib Razak!
Talking about parasites, Hasan Ali failed to observe that most
parasites are so tiny, like the lice in one's hair that most do not
notice. As far as the public knows, there are only 3 parasites with
ravenous blood-sucking traits that are of some 'entertainment' value. So
well fed are these parasites, they have turned into hideous overweight
monsters like Jabba the Hut in Starwars.
One of them is a chronic and confirmed party-hopper. This guy owes
allegiance to no one and his master is whoever pays him for the moment.
Though he contested on a PAS ticket, within months of winning, he turned
Independent and then formed Perkasa.
The second lost his position as
the number 2 in PAS last year.
The third one didn’t realize that he was a
parasite and has embarked on an educational tour to expose himself!
And to top it all, all of three of them were present at a recent
press conference in honor of Parasite No. 3's sacking. Were they there
to lend support to him as a fellow parasites, or to wallow in glee at
Now, Hasan says he wants to form a new NGO called JATI to fight for
Islam, Malay Rights and the Malay Rulers. What a noble cause, if it only
were true. Already there is Perkasa and Perkida and these 2
organizations must be sleeping if there is a need to form JATI.
Hasan clearly still harbors political ambitions, positioning JATI as
the Third Force. So confident is Hasan that he has already rejected the
lures thrown out to him by KITA. But there is some shadow-play there and
although for ex-UMNO minister and PKR turncoat, Zaid Ibrahim, has
announced plans to dissolve KITA, some are betting that eventually peace
will be made and Hasan will go into KITA although Zaid may make an exit
after doing his national service for UMNO.
So one way or another Hasan looks sets to become a rusty fixture,
much like Ibrahim Ali, Zul Noordin and Zahrain Hashim. His JATI can even
apply for its own license to become the nation's newest political
Then he can field himself and other like-minded specimens in the
next election, because while UMNO may support him, they won't touch him
with a 20-foot barge pole. Apart from KITA, no one else would!
Hasan has finally shown his true colours and it's not green like
those little green men from Mars. Instead of seeking forgiveness from
the Party that gave him an illustrious career, he sees it fit to
back-stab his former colleagues. Memang kartun or a real cartoon, is how they now view him. But this modus operandi will doom his new career as Zaid will tell him.
Zaid too had embarked on a 'politics of revenge' against Opposition
Leader Anwar Ibrahim. But the slandering and washing of linen in public
only put Malaysians off Zaid. From a high perch as a Malay intellectual,
Zaid was finally perceived to be just another political pirate doing
the rounds for UMNO. The very same is taking place with Hasan, though he
doesn't see it or chooses not to see it yet.
Another failed UMNO tactic
Obviously, if Hasan has new backers, he must show them the benefits
of taking him on-board. How can he blow the whistle on himself? For
example, how can he tell UMNO - you guys were stupid to pick me!
So, acting like a crusader and trying to pick a fight with the
Christians whom he regards as the enemy, Hasan is out to conquer the
country with yet another out-of-favor and shelf life-expired cocktail of
racism and religious bigotry.
Hell-bent to rouse the flames of controversy, Hasan will put the
blame for his misfortune on the peace-loving Christians in this country
whom he thinks will not dare to retaliate. Hardly the hallmark of a man
By now, no one in PAS is angry anymore at Hasan's sacking.
Hasan Ali has stepped out from the shadows and he has sprouted horns. No
doubt about it, like Ibrahim Ali, Hasan Ali is a boon to the Pakatan
The more the 'Alis' rant and holler, the more Malaysians will
sympathize with Pakatan.
Whoever in UMNO dreamed up this diabolical scheme to back stab PAS
has now been back stabbed by himself! Really, they should think more
carefully and not rush to grab off the shelf items that may not work or
are defective. No point to behave like a bull in a China shop, but
perhaps this is an indication of how bankrupt UMNO is of new ideas.
What their strategists are doing is like the Malay saying, tak sa takut! Gostan saja. Jika langgar, pasti ada bunyi