'PAS should get rid of Hasan Ali'
'If Hasan Ali genuinely has the public servants' interests at heart, does it mean it's okay to embarrass Selcat in public?'
Gk: By all means, PAS and PKR should get rid of Selangor PAS chief Hasan Ali and Kulim Bandar Baharu MP Zulkifli Nordin respectively. In fact, those still with Umno's mentality should be out of Pakatan Rakyat. Only then, we can see a vibrant diverse multiracial Malaysia.
AliBaba: As a Selangor voter in Hulu Kelang, I voted for PAS. What Selangor Pakatan does is great and transparent. They should continue with the Selcat and it should be made available for voters like me to watch and review. Why does Hasan want to have a closed inquiry?
Takjamin: Loyalty to your leader is commendable but blind loyalty is not only foolhardy but a big injustice to the rakyat who voted you into this position. You have been given a once in a lifetime chance to govern but look at you today.
The rakyat wanted a strong opposition but ended up with a change of state government in four states. Take the opportunity to work out your disagreements and govern. If you don't, you will definitely end up a much weaker opposition next time around.
Schumy: As a professional, I think Hssan should bring all dissatisfaction, ideas or comments to be discussed internally, so as not to disclose unwanted disagreements to the public. Even Malaysiakini highlighted this issue, what more the government-linked media.
On the other hand, everyone should be rational and positive. Take into consideration that Dr Hasan was once a civil servant; he might have in-depth knowledge of the government servants' mentality. He might feel that such acts could erode public support towards Pakatan.
After all, if Pakatan leaders quarrel among them, what can be achieved? It will only weaken us and what Mahathir said will be true: BN can only win the next election if Pakatan is weak not because BN is strong.
Hafidz Khalid: Much as I never favoured Hasan Ali or want him to be menteri besar, I believe he has a point that we should not treat civil servants like small kids. Do not embarrass the civil service for simply following the wishes of the political masters.
Amir Efendy: If Hasan Ali genuinely has the public servants' interests at heart, does it mean it is okay to embarrass Selcat in public? If he thinks this should be done behind closed doors then why wouldn't he use the same approach in suggesting this to Selcat. Isn't this called hypocrisy?
Sentinel: It is not for Selangor PAS to decide if Hasan Ali the Trojan horse stays or leaves Pakatan. It is the people of Selangor's wish. And the people of Selangor wishes he leaves, so just leave quietly...
FairMind: How can one be embarrassed if one is upright and has done his duties diligently and correctly? It is only when they have not done their duties appropriately and correctly that they are embarrassed!
If they do not feel any embarrassment, they would surely repeat their mistakes and continue with their wrongdoings. They should thank their lucky stars that they are just embarrassed and not thrown behind jail for assisting dishonest politicians!
Niexam Mahmud: What is wrong with this Hasan Ali? If we want transparency, the hearing should be conducted in open. The excuse that a court can exercise a closed hearing is stupid and childish and in his own words "macam budak sekolah"!
The norm for the court is an open hearing where the public could watch. That is what transparency is: open to the public, no hanky-panky behind closed doors.
The public not only will have the opportunity to judge those who are questioned, but even the Selcat panel will be judged too. Yes, they will be judged whether they had fulfilled their duty as Selcat members to the best of their abilities.