PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat should not make statements that can confuse the people especially when he likened the Umno cause to the teachings of Ayah Pin, communistic and describing the party as propagating the socialist ideology that rejects religion and belief in God.
The statement by Nik Aziz at a ceramah in Laloh, Manek Urai, on June 21, which was alleged to be seditious, was inappropriate as the Kelantan Menteri Besar had previously contested in the general election in Kelantan on a Barisan Nasional (BN) ticket.
"PAS is also a political party like Umno. We (Umno) are also fighting for Islam. Everything that we do is for the sake of Islam. It should not be questioned. Such talks are illogical. He was previously with the BN too. In 1967, he contested in a by-election in Kelantan together with the BN. In 1974 when Kelantan was under the BN government, he contested in Bachok on a BN ticket. Why raise an issue that can confuse the people''s thinking," said Gua Musang Member of Parliament Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.
That why, Umno will continue to "fight" Pas as long as the latter continues to use Islam as a tool to achieve its political ambitions. Pas leaders are using Islam not to upheld its teachings but to scare the people into supporting them.
Their words and deeds are also not that of God-fearing people because they lie and say bad things about others especially Umno leaders.
Pas leaders are also proud. They look down on other people but said they are fighting for Islam. The truth is, they are fighting for their own political interest in spite of their serban, jubah and beard.
Pas will try to cover its weaknesses, including the problems faced by its Pakatan Rakyat
coalition, by blaming Umno and raising irrelevant issues. It was clear that Pas was under pressure as it could not capitalise on current issues as there were none.
The only issue that has surfaced is one concerning the Pas leadership and those questioning its sincerity in Pakatan Rakyat, especially its co-operation with DAP.
Pas will go around and start blaming others, make accusations and spread lies so that it can create uncertainty among people. Thus, it hopes to hide its problems and weaknesses.
Pas is simply showing itself as the champion of Islam and that it is being constrained by Umno. But there's a catch to it. Since it is religious disbelief (kufur) to reject the hudud laws or to encumber its enactment and application, Pas is trying to make Umno be seen by Muslims as kafir.
The people of Kelantan should realise that Nik Abdul Aziz is not an ulamak but merely a politician. The rakyat especially Pas loyalists had been misled to accept what Nik Aziz said as the 'gospel truth'. However, the people seems to be blind to the fact that many of Nik Aziz's so called Islamic rulings were biased towards Pas.
The people of Kelantan make a grave mistake if they supported Pas-PKR-DAP.
PKR advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in his ceramah on April 18, 1995 in Hulu Terengganu had said that the people should reject Pas for it has failed to promote the welfare of Muslims
in the country.
At that time Anwar is the Deputy Prime Minister.
Anwar said the insincerity in Pas' struggle was evident from its co-operation with the DAP to deny the Malays their rights for a brighter future as proven in Penang.
For example, Anwar said, he has evidence to reveal that the DAP candidate contesting against him for the Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat, Abdul Raman Manap, is the Pas Bukit Mertajam deputy chief.
Among other things, he said: It was clear that Pas was supporting the DAP through the efforts of Semangat 46 and was willing to go to any extent to betray the Malays and their future for the sake of power.
"Pas leaders claimed that they are fighting to uphold Islam and the integrity of the Malays in front of their supporters in Terengganu or Kelantan because these are Malay-majority States, but in Penang, they were willing to work with the DAP to betray the Malays," Anwar said.
Anwar was speaking to more than 2,000 people at a ceramah perdana held in Ajil near Hulu Terengganu. Also present at that time is Menteri Besar Tan Sri Wan Mokhtar Ahmad, Deputy Primary Industries Minister Datuk Tengku Mahmud Mansor and Umno Hulu Terengganu division chief Datuk Ahmad Sidi Ismail.
AND, read what Perlis Pas Ulama chief Abdul Rashid Rahman, 59, done to his wife, Siti Rosmala Mohamed, 37.
KANGAR (24 Jun 2009): Seorang ustazah mendakwa hanya menerima nafkah RM300 daripada suaminya, Abdul Rashid Rahman, 59, yang juga Ketua Dewan Ulama Pas Perlis, sepanjang 10 tahun mendirikan rumah tangga.
Dakwaan itu dibuat Siti Rosmala Mohamed, 37, di hadapan Hakim Mahkamah Rendah Syariah Kangar, Mohd Zaidi Abdullah, pada hari pertama perbicaraan kes tuntutan fasakh yang difailkannya, semalam.
Beliau berkata, nafkah RM300 itu diterima pada bulan pertama iaitu September 1999 dan tiada lagi nafkah sehingga hari ini.
Siti Rosmala turut mendedahkan suaminya juga bertindak kejam dengan memukulnya termasuk di kepala, selain dirotan hanya kerana kesalahan kecil.
“Dari luar dia memang kelihatan baik dan warak, tetapi sebenarnya dia lelaki yang kejam dan panas baran,” katanya.
Menjawab soalan peguamnya, Shazril Khairy Mustafa mengenai nafkah batin, Siti Rosmala berkata suaminya tidak pernah lupa menunaikannya.
“Dari segi batin dia tidak pernah lupa. Kalau boleh setiap hari dia mahu sehingga kadangkala dia tetap memintanya walaupun saya dalam pantang,” katanya.
Hakim menangguhkan perbicaraan dan menetapkan 24 Ogos sambung bicara.
Siti Rosmala, ustazah di Sekolah Menengah Tunku Bendahara di Kodiang, memfailkan tuntutan fasakh di Mahkamah Rendah Syariah Kangar bagi menuntut perceraian daripada suaminya selepas mengakui tidak tahan lagi dipukul dan didera.
Permohonan itu difailkan melalui Shazril dengan menamakan suaminya yang juga calon Pas bagi kerusi Dewan Undangan Negeri Santan pada Pilihan Raya Umum ke-12 sebagai defendan.
Bagaimanapun, defendan tidak hadir dan diwakili peguamnya, Zulmi Sabry.
Any constructive criticism and comment that would contribute to fair, frank and informed discussion on this posting to help achieve our national objective will be most appreciated. We need to have more open exchange of ideas on this sensitive but important subject in the context of the national vision and security.