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The KL-based political analyst tells us what he thinks:
Pas betrayed the PKR and the DAP by rejecting the nomination of Wan Azizah as MB of Selangor.
Pas’ CWC gave the support but Hadi overruled the CWC even after originally agreeing to it. If Pas has a good look at the seats it won, especially in Selangor, it was mainly due to the landslide support of the non-Malays in the PKR and the DAP.
In GE 13, Pas won only 21 seats, compared with the DAP’s 38 and the PKR’s 30. In around eight to nine seats that Pas won such as Shah Alam, Kota Raja and Sepang (Selangor), Parit Buntar, Bukit Gantang and Temerloh, it was due to the strong support of its coalition partners. So, it is Pas who should listen to its partners and not the other way round.
Even in Kelantan, Pas’ forte, BN managed to win a good number of seats in GE13. Pas could not even capture Terengganu, the home state of their president. If Pas is popular among Malays, it would have made inroads into the Malay heartland in Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Malacca, Pahang and Perak in GE13. Even its vice president Sallehudin Ayob could not defeat BN’s Nur Jazlan Mohmad in Pulai.
When the PR won Perak in GE12, the PKR and the DAP were magnanimous and gave the MB’s post to Pas as Nizar was the best candidate. I am sure Pas would not have been so gracious if it had won the most number seats and if there were better candidates from the PKR and the DAP for the MB’s post.
Did the PKR and the DAP criticise Pas after Kedah was lost in GE13? No.
Did the PKR and the DAP criticise Pas for not being able to win Terengganu in GE13? No.
Finally, it was unbecoming of the leader of a component party in the PR to openly reject the nomination of another leader for the MB’s post without stating the reasons.
My final observation is that if Pas cannot be a team player, it should leave the PR. Alternatively, it should change its leader.