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The Hadi-Abang Jo meet: Much ado about nothing

Francis Paul Siah

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Modified 24 Sep 2019, 11:11 pm

COMMENT | PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang is fond of the ‘bear hug’ greeting. Not only does he hug, he also indulges in a face-to-face ‘air-kiss’ on both cheeks.

I don’t think it is right for others to interpret it as something else when political opponents greet each other in that fashion.

Unfortunately, that seemed to be the case when Sarawak Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg received Hadi and a PAS delegation in his office in Kuching last week.

Photos of the PAS leader and the chief minister hugging each other were splashed all over Sarawak newspapers. Soon, that set tongues wagging.

To some, the Hadi-Abang Jo hug and the PAS-CM meeting that day was indicative of the closeness of the duo, but that could not be further from the truth.

I haven't heard the slightest inkling of a collaboration between PAS and the GPS government. PAS has minimal support in Sarawak...

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