There’s Still HOPE – If Troublemaker Hadi Awang Is “Fired”

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Jun 24 2016
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Seriously, if Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is driving BN (Barisan Nasional, National Front) today, he will definitely call for a snap election this year. The former prime minister was a leader with great confidence, and he still is. Najib Razak, on the other hand, is an indecisive leader who can’t make any simple decision, without consulting his wife.


Arming with the Sarawak state election results and the latest unbelievable victory in the twin by-elections (Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar), Prime Minister Najib Razak should have little excuse not to call for a snap election, probably after Hari Raya Aidilfitri (Eid al-Fitr) – this year. To do otherwise would put Najib in an embarrassing position – a coward.

Emperor Najib Razak

Najib should strike while the iron is hot. While the opposition parties are running around like headless chickens, he should launch the Blitzkrieg, a German military tactic for “lightning war” – a short, fast and powerful attacks – used very successful during the World War II. The rich and developed Selangor state is almost a guaranteed trophy for PM Najib.


It would be a grave mistake if Najib doesn’t call for a snap election this year. By refusing to do so, opposition parties would be given valuable time to revitalize, regroup and re-strategize. Therefore, instead of enjoying his favourite cigar fantasizing how much people love him despite his multiple scandals, he should get his boys preparing for a snap election.

Najib Razak and Rosmah Mansor - Smoking Cigar

But knowing Najib son of Razak, he’ll probably drag his feet until next year, simply because he’s not a risk taker. And that will give away precious commodity – time – to the opposition parties. There’re plenty of things that opposition can do to deny BN from reclaiming its lost two-thirds majority. Najib’s leadership needs two epic items – recapture of Selangor state and two-thirds majority.


With very time left to cry and whine, opposition parties – DAP, PKR, PAS and Amanah – need to buck up and eat humble pie. If Najib were to call for a snap election this year, the opposition will be reduced to a simple majority win in Penang and Kelantan but lose Selangor, at best. In 3-cornered fights, PAS will lose all his 15 seats in Selangor to BN.

2013 General Election - Selangor State Seats Won by PAS

Not only PAS would be wiped out in Selangor for good, PKR under Chief Minister Azmin Ali would definitely suffer heavy losses because their seats are more towards Malay-majority. DAP might be the least affected, not because their seats composed of Chinese-majority but because they won with huge majority – mostly above 60% of votes cast.


That’s why Azmin Ali has started pointing fingers at PAS after the twin polls, indirectly blaming Hadi Awang’s lack of humility, wisdom and respect for other political parties. He had bet the wrong horse by bending over for Hadi Awang. Even his own seat – Bukit Antarabangsa – is not safe if non-Muslim voters decide to leave him.

2013 General Election - Selangor State Seats Won by PKR

Unfortunately, even if DAP maintains all its present 15 state seats in Selangor in the next election, they won’t be part of the state government, for obvious reason. With BN taking all of PAS’ 15 seats, Najib’s boys need only 2 additional seats to form a simple-majority government in Selangor, which could easily be plucked from PKR.


To rescue the problem, there’s only one solution – Hadi Awang has to go. The problem is, there’s no strong leader within PAS who has the balls to lead a coup d’état against the influential Hadi. All the brave-hearts had been neutralized and are with Amanah, a splinter of PAS. What is left are blind PAS followers who would ask how high when Hadi tells them to jump.

2013 General Election - Selangor State Seats Won by DAP

But what difference would it make with Hadi’s departure? No, the non-Muslims and even Muslims who do not support hudud but too scared to voice their objection will not vote for PAS, even if Hadi is sacked tomorrow. However, by sending holy man Hadi into retirement, one-to-one fight in a nationwide general election is possible, and that’s all that matters.


The wishful thinking is to have DAP, PKR, PAS and Amanah working together, an enlarged Pakatan Rakyat II, if you wish to call it. Like it or not, PAS and Amanah have to “share” equally the Malay-majority parliamentary and state seats. After Hadi’s betrayal by working with the evil BN, PAS has to regain people’s trust again, and that will take years.

Prime Minister Najib Razak with PAS President Hadi Awang - Secret Objective

Sungai Besar P93 - 2004, 2008, 2013, 2016 General Election Results - Graph Summary

But why should PAS “kowtow” to kafir DAP? This is not about DAP alone but the fact that at least 65% – 80% of Malay-Muslims prefer the status quo to be maintained, rather than Talibanization through hudud law, as can be proven from the results of the twin polls. Of course, PAS being PAS, they can choose to do nothing and leave their fate in the hand of Allah (*grin*).


The public perception now is Hadi Awang has been sleeping with Najib Razak. Mr. Hadi is the thorn and the stumbling block which is preventing a united opposition against the evil but powerful BN. In reality though, PAS would rather lose the state of Selangor and Kelantan, and even all its 85 state seats and 21 parliamentary seats it won in the 2013 general election, than to lose face by working with DAP.

Hadi Awang – His Party Suffers A Humiliating Defeat in Twin Polls

But PAS doesn’t need to work with DAP. They just need to boot Hadi and keep quiet about hudud, like how they did during the twin polls. They only need to work with PKR and Amanah to ensure one-to-one fight in all Malay-majority seats. Does that mean there would be 2 opposition coalition – DAP-PKR-Amanah and PKR-PAS-Amanah? Why not?


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