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Husam: Give 'yes' or 'no' answer on Hadi alliance with Umno
Published:  Nov 7, 2015 7:23 AM
Updated: 10:00 AM

PAS' leadership has been urged to confirm or deny claims its president Abdul Hadi Awang had tried to form the Selangor government with Umno, instead of evading the issue.

Former PAS vice-president Husam Musa made the call after PAS deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man yesterday said the former's claim was ' incorrect ' as there was no need for PAS to work with Umno in Selangor.

As a faithful Muslim, all PAS leaders know that lying is strongly rejected by Islam, said Husam.

"The fact that the PAS president admitted he had worked to form political cooperation with (Umno) during the Selangor menteri besar crisis last year cannot be diverted with excuses.

"Only a 'yes' or 'no' is needed. Is it a 'yes' or 'no' that the president admitted as such?" Husam asked in a statement today.

Yesterday, Husam was reported claiming Hadi had admitted to trying in the past to get three PKR state assemblypersons to defect to PAS, which would then allow the party to form the Selangor government with Umno's assemblypersons.

PAS information department director Ahmad Amzad Hashim then accused Husam of sabotaging the party with such a claim, saying the latter had 'changed'.

'PAS has changed'

However, Husam today responded asking, "Is it I who have changed, or is it PAS that has changed?"

Husam highlighted Hadi's statement on Nov 1 where the latter offered to act as an 'adviser' to Umno, and another statement in June where the PAS president claimed people were jealous of the party's relationship with Umno.

Husam, who is Salor assemblyperson, said such statements suggest Hadi now has free rein to set PAS' stance without going through due process or taking the grassroots' views into account.

He said another example was Hadi announcing cooperation with Malay rights group Perkasa on certain issues, only to have Selangor PAS declaring that it would not work with the Malay supremacist group a day later.

"If the PAS president's decision to have a relationship with Perkasa was decided in the PAS central committee meeting, then the Selangor PAS commission would not have made such a comment (rejecting Perkasa).

"This all shows the difference in PAS today compared to the past. Have I changed, or has PAS changed?" he asked.

Husam added that despite Abdul Hadi constantly trying to push for a unity government with Umno, this was never declared at the PAS muktamar and the envisioned coalition never materialised.

Instead, Husam said the matter had caused fracture within PAS.

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