Pas in dreamland?


So Pas wants to contest in 100 seats, with the goal of winning 40 seats. Pas secretary general Takiyuddin Hassan says the party has a better chance in urban areas due to what he thinks is growing acceptance by urban residents.

Well, he is entitled to his opinion. But I think he is being overoptimistic or maybe even dreaming.

The main reason Pas did well in urban areas was that it was part of an opposition coalition at a time when many urban folk rejected the BN.

This time around, the party may say it is not tied to any coalition – which many will find hard to swallow. Certainly Pas has a perception problem: many already view the party as friendly with or aligned to the BN. If that is the case, three questions arise:

  • Will urban voters really back them this times around – when many are already disgruntled with the BN and now wary of Pas’ conservative streak ie focusing on issues of personal morality while seemingly overlooking the critical issues facing the nation?
  • If Pas is involved in three-cornered contests, how realistic is Takiyuddin’s goal of winning 40 seats, especially when many urban voter will see the as party as ‘spoilers’?
  • Will it end up being a regional party again confined to the East Coast?

Perhaps the real Pas goal is what one of its leaders suggested – to win enough seats to be the ‘king-maker’ in the event Pakatan and BN both come close to winning without an overwhelming majority.

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You ask me a question I give the answer without playing around the bush like others.
You got high blood pressure stay away from me.

rajraman. Meanwhile, go and see your doctor and check your pressure.I am worried/concern regarding your health.Take care your health.$$$ can’t buy it.

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We are no Taliban state. This is a powerful message from our Royal Highness Sultan Ibrahim not only to the laundrette owner but to all including Pas and Umno that religion extremism, racism and intolerances have no place in Johor and this country. So far this is the only message or reminder that has triggered our PM to react in agreement otherwise we wont hear a word from him on all this occurences. JAKIM need to reflect its role in this matter.


Hope all the other state Sultans can emulate Johor Royal Highness in countering religious bigotries by certain elements including those from enforcement agencies who have better time on their idle hands to do other productive + meaningful jobs.
Tax money is hard earned & should not be squandered by bigots!

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The monarchy in Malaysia ought to prevent Talibanisation in Malaysia…. I believe His Majesty Sultan Johor is aware of this, and he should advise JAKIM and PAS accordingly.


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PKR starts to disintegrate with jumping frog from Kapar to Mickey Mouse club? Raj666 May have differing view?


After 2 years disciplinary action against him? Well, he can join MIC but no votes for him lah.He set up another POP-UP NGO.
What action do voters need to take when PKR still want the GOD Party with 72 virgins?

Another question for you Heng –

rajraman. The last question I ask you, you run away without answering but keep asking my opinion.


Since you read The Star, you can find solace in Sunday article by Jocelyn Tan on Melaka. You can be on Sim side if you cannot tolerate Lims. Likewise if you dislike Ramasamy you can get cozy with Rayer. Freedom of choice.

As for Melaka, you can drown your sorrow with free flow beer at Hard Rock Cafe, the tap is on…


Why so personal attack Weng? I read most from FreeMalaysia but when comes to the opposition they try to be mild.I took from Star because it’s harsh. Do you feel the heat? Well, you don’t seem to accept criticism like your Deity.
I give you from FreeMalaysia.
I never like Rayer also – champion of temple demolition and petty issue.

rajraman. I don’t drink alcohol. I don’t stop you or others if want to drink from morning until tomorrow to sobber until next election.


Its clear that those still thinking in PAS is working under the assumption the goal is to play spoiler to ransom UMNO/BN – they only need hold on to about 10% of the Malay votes to play kingmaker. Its why its no enough just for Hadi’s PAS to lose, they must lose badly, not have even the marginal votes to play kingmaker..Unfortunately, Mahathir and Bersatu has little influence over the fanatical Hadi’s PAS hard core base.

Eric Kuek

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Kelantan will join Penang into relegation to play kampung football next season. MACC ought to investigate KAFA for probable (alleged) mismanagement of funds….


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PAS grew bolder as the moderate Malays were too afraid to speak up, for fear of afterlife backlash? G25 could only communicate in English, not in BM (for reasons only known to themselves) and their message could not reach out to the rural folks.

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Like that 10% GST under BN is possible after GE14 since it is only half of India’s GST?

anthony louis

Woi, tell the whole truth lah. Don´t simply taroh only. In Hindia today they have diffent taxes. Its 3% for gold bikits but 18% for biscuits!! Thats getting volks bile boiling lah.WhT Lh <ou, -hVE nice ay.

Khun Pana

But why just 100?
Make no cow sense at all.
A party that represents “God” is just about trying 100 seats and a 40% winnable chance? Is that it ?
Or Pas realise that 60% decided Not Going to Heaven?
And if 60% of your potential voters decided not to enter heaven, why protest the beer festival ?
Can’t they Pas contest all the 222 seats?
Why is Pas depriving the other 122 constituencies of a lifetime chance to enter heaven?
So weird.


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Nothing wrong to contest 100 or 22 Virgin seats. Afterall they claim to be God’s party. U member of the heavenly calling? So what is wrong for any one to contest against Pas? It is a sin? With engineer like you, even people advise to flee as far away for people bringing medieval thinkjng


Why then PAS information chief Nasruddin Hassan is upset that DAP is putting candidates to contest in Kelantan?


DAP collaborated with Nik Aziz’s PAS. After Hadi took over PAS, collaboration ceased, but today Umno has assumed the covert partnership with PAS.

In BN, Umno hold the noise over the rest of component parties.


PAS will be wiped out comes this GE14.
Rakyat is fed up with their flip flop stand as they are now working with UMNO. AMANAH under HUSAM looks good to take over from PAS .


I thought they dream afterlife.

rajraman.Never thought they dream in current life with 72 virgins.Even the GOD Political Traders Party baiting votes using flesh.


There is no promise of 72 virgins for martyrs, terrorists or suicide bombers anywhere in the Quran.

The section many people claim promises this is Chapter (78) sūrat l-naba (The Great News). The controversy is due to the poor translation of ONE verse from verses 29 to 34.


Anyway Tunglang,
Where our buddy that rides donkeys?

rajraman. Anil do you BAN him or he self-exile, or he only interested in Deity subject?