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KOTA BARU: The loose opposition pact of Pakatan Rakyat (PR) is now at a crossroad – to break or to continue – now that PAS has shunned its partners DAP and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) by tabling the Hudud Bill in Kelantan state legislative assembly sitting today.

PAS’ move came under attack from DAP which has been opposing the Islamist party’s Islamic philosophy since they agreed to ‘sleep together with different dreams.’

DAP supreme council will sit on Monday to discuss the situation and whether the Chinese-based multi-racial party will take a stand or not is of no effect to PAS.

Given DAP’s firm stand against Hudud and the party’s stern warnings to the Islamist party about implementing Hudud, the breaking point seems to be very near.

PAS move on Hudud maybe the last act that DAP can take since the Selangor Menteri Besar saga last year and following which the Islamist party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang had been absent or rather shunning away from sitting together with leaders of DAP and PKR in meetings.

DAP leaders from secretary-general Lim Guan Eng right down the line had been taking turns to hit out at Hadi for ‘always disagreeing to decisions made at the pact’s leadership council meeting’.

Hadi’s seemingly ‘unfriendly’ acts has got both DAP and PKR irritated but PKR de facto chief Datuk seri Anwar Ibrahim had always played the mediator role in mending back the relationship – all the time defending Hadi’s actions.

Now, with Anwar in jail, there is no one in the pact that can act as mediator and that can be the bridge between Hadi and DAP.

As for PKR, the older leaders such as deputy president Azmin Ali, are being modest and humble when dealing with Hadi as they accord the respect to Hadi as a Tuan Guru or the learned teacher.

Monday is expected to be the day DAP will take its final stand on PAS and the party’s decision is expected to be tabled at the PR’s leadership council meeting which date has yet to be fixed.

PAS will know its fate when the PR leadership council meet but for now the Islamist party is doing exactly what it was supposed to do when it was first set up in 1955 – to set up an Islamic state and implement the Hudud laws.-MYNEWSHUB.CC

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