Forget Half-Dead UMNO, Mahathir Has Begun Making Moves To Neutralize PAS

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Feb 22 2019
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Between Mahathir Mohamad and Anwar Ibrahim, who will have the tendency to work with PAS, the Islamist party currently running like a headless chicken after the revelation that its top leaders had taken dirty money to the tune of RM90 million from UMNO, the party that is half-dead now after being slaughtered in the last May General Election? The answer is obvious.


Anwar was once an Islamic extremist, being co-founder of the Muslim Youth Movement (ABIM). Expectedly, his supporters were super-duper shocked when he joined UMNO in 1982, after being lured by then PM Mahathir Mohamad, a strategy to keep his enemies closer to him. He couldn’t resist the temptation of power and money waving at him at the other side.


As the clock ticks down for Najib to call for the 14th General Election, PKR supremo Anwar was still hopeful of PKR-PAS cooperation. He admitted endorsing and pushing his most trusted lieutenant, Azmin Ali, to hold talks with the Islamist party, despite writing on the wall that PAS President Abdul Hadi Awang had been bought and bribed by UMNO President Najib Razak.

Anwar Ibrahim and Mahathir Mohamad

Yes, Mr. Anwar actually had absolutely no confidence the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition could defeat the evil Barisan Nasional (BN), of which UMNO was the backbone of the coalition. He argued that the decision to cooperate with PAS was to consolidate all forces to defeat BN in the general election. Hence, PKR was reduced to begging the arrogant Hadi.


Mahathir, on the other hand, expressed his confidence as early as Jan 2017, more than a year before the May 2018 nationwide election, that PH can win the 14th election – without PAS. A day earlier, Hadi Awang, who is today the same person praising and boot-licking Mahathir, declared that PAS would not cooperate with PPBM, Mahathir’s party he described as “directionless”.


Mr. Mahathir then lectured and mocked PAS as a confused party – “On one hand, they don’t want to work with anybody, while on the other they want to work with somebody.” The grand old man, obviously didn’t want to waste time on PAS, then said the opposition coalition, Pakatan Harapan (PPBM, PKR, DAP and Amanah), had to accept the fact that three-cornered fights were not avoidable.

PAS President Hadi Awang Meets Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad - RM90 Million Bribes

So, while Mahathir decisively told PAS to fly kites for playing hard to get, Anwar kept stroking Hadi’s balls despite the fake holy man telling him to fly kite. There’s nothing wrong possessing soft skill like perseverance, but it goes to show Anwar is an indecisive leader when compared to Mahathir. And everyone can tell you that an indecisive boss is also a bad manager of a company.


But Mahathir has so far proven to be untrustworthy, considering he has broken dozens of promises and been driving a garbage truck around gardens collecting rubbish in the form of ex-UMNO MPs. People who despise the premier are caught in a tough situation. Are they willing to bet their last penny that Anwar is better than the world’s oldest prime minister?


The point is, given half the chance, Anwar will have no problem working with PAS but the same cannot be said about Mahathir. Therefore, it’s laughable to say that Mahathir trusts PAS more than DAP, or Hadi Awang loves Mahathir Mohamad more than Anwar Ibrahim, as what pro-opposition cybertroopers, propagandists and bloggers would like the people to believe.

Anwar Ibrahim with Hadi Awang - Whispering

Hypothetically speaking, the chance of a PAS-PKR-UMNO Malay-Muslim grand coalition is absolutely higher than a PAS-PPBM-UMNO. If not for the RM90 million scandal plaguing PAS, do you really think the “munafiq (hypocrite)” Abdul Hadi Awang would have had led his corrupted minions to PM Mahathir’s office, pledging their undying support?


Hey, it was PPBM President Muhyiddin Yassin, who labelled PAS as “munafiq” yesterday, even after days of songs of praise from the leaders of the Islamist party. But why did Muhyiddin wasn’t impressed with Hadi Awang and his boys’ sucking up to his boss? Well, if even a not-so-clever Muhyiddin could smell PAS’ untrustworthiness and desperation miles away, do you think Mahathir would fall for the trap?


Muhyiddin said – “In religious terms, people will label them munafiq because what they do is different from what they preach. We know their true position and we in Pakatan will not fall for their words, even as they claimed so because PAS is not new in Semenyih.” But is Mahathir on the same page with Muhyiddin, that PAS leaders are the “biggest munafiq” on planet Earth?

PAS Hadi Awang RM90 Million Scandal - Cartoon

Mahathir, unlike PM-in-waiting Anwar, cannot work with PAS because he knew it has been the Islamist party that divides Malay Muslims all along. The old man once grumbled that it was PAS who called non-Muslims and non-PAS-members infidels, so much so that marriages, even “kenduri (feast)”, between PAS-Muslims and UMNO-Muslims members were banned.


It was also Mahathir who said – “PAS members are willing to make enemies of fellow Muslims, thanks to the teachings of their leaders. And that is why the Malay Muslims in Malaysia are divided until now. Until today, there are still Malays who pray separately in the same mosque. Islam did not divide them, but the politics of PAS brought to the division of the Malays. What PAS has done is unforgivable.”


That’s right, as weird as it may sound, Mahathir actually trusts Lim Kit Siang and DAP more than Abdul Hadi Awang and PAS. After the master strategist skinned two UMNO fat cats – Najib Razak and Zahid Hamidi – and broke the most corrupted party into pieces, it appears the old fox has begun his chess moves to slaughter and neutralise the devilish PAS Islamist party.

DAP Supremo Lim Kit Siang and PPBM Mahathir Mohamad

Demoralised, disillusioned and demotivated, UMNO Malay nationalist party is as good as half-dead. With its accounts frozen and Member of Parliaments continues switching sides to Mahathir’s own party, it’s hard to see how UMNO could rise from ashes in the foreseeable future. PAS, on the other hand, is actually more dangerous than UMNO, and Mahathir knew it.


The U.S. knew they were fighting a losing battle against “Radical Islamic Terrorism”, the three magic words used by President Trump previously. And there’s a reason why Indonesia faces what is known as “third generation terrorism” today. You can bomb the hell out of the terrorists, but you certainly cannot kill the ideology, or ISIS ideology to be specific.


Sarawak Report was responsible in exposing the RM90 million bribes taken by PAS from UMNO. Surprisingly, even after Hadi openly sucked up to Mahathir, the naughty editor Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown has continued to expose the Islamist party’s past dirty secrets. The latest revelation was evidence of PAS receiving election money from UMNO.

PAS Hadi Awang VS Sarawak Report Clare Rewcastle Brown

Whistleblower Sarawak Report apparently showed a screenshot of a bank transfer from Shamsul Zairil Kamaruddin, an aide of a former minister (UMNO Treasurer Salleh Keruak) for RM2.5 million into PAS’ account at a Bank Islam branch on March 21, about three weeks before its leader Hadi Awang testified in a London court that his party was not working with UMNO.


Why did Sarawak Report expose Hadi’s contradiction statement, directly proving that PAS had colluded with UMNO? More importantly, from where did the British journalist gets her source of information? The answer is obvious – Mahathir administration. The best part is, even Hadi Awang and his boys were clueless that Mahathir was playing them.


As a result of the money gifted by UMNO to PAS, the Islamist party contested 158 parliamentary seats and 393 state assembly seats last May, a significant increase from 78 parliamentary seats and 236 state assembly seats from the previous 13th general election in 2013. That’s a whopping 102% (parliamentary) and 66% (state) increase in election spending by PAS.

Mahathir Mohamad and Hadi Awang

Why is this exposure important? Essentially, all of PAS’ 18 MPs and 90 state assemblypersons could be charged under Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (AMLA), if they cannot prove that the money they used did not come from UMNO. More importantly, PAS bank accounts can be frozen the same way UMNO’s accounts were frozen.


Like it or not, Mahathir has to clip the wings of PAS largely because the politics of the “munafiq” Islamist party is way more dangerous than the politics of corruption practised by UMNO. People like Hadi Awang could easily radicalise its 2-million followers. If Mahathir didn’t need PAS to win the election last year, he definitely doesn’t need PAS to stay in power today.


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He already insulted with bending and getting a free jet set to the south. want to match with TDM ???? my foot.

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