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By Terence Netto

Hadi Awang's compelling straddle in PAS divide

COMMENT The way PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang has straddled the obvious divide in his party between those who are untroubled about their participation in Pakatan Rakyat and those who are uncomfortable with it compels attention.

It's a divide that has the potential to break up the party with both sides acutely conscious of the possibility, a consideration that has the salutary effect of restraining them from taking their claims too far.

Thus PAS has emerged from its annual general assembly last week in Kota Baru with the fissures between its Pakatan enthusiasts and its doubters self-evident, but not self-immolating...