This is the scene at Padang Merbok, where some 50,000 are attending a rally in support of Hadi’s bill.
Suasana terkini di Padang Merbok yang dibanjiri peserta himpunan. –Foto Sinar Harian pic.twitter.com/Rpglns0alN
— SinarOnline (@SinarOnline) February 18, 2017
Mind you, this is without any obstacles, roadblocks or threats of arrest. (And so can have a fair idea of how many people Pas could contribute to a Bersih rally.) This is more or less the number of supporters Pas could pack into a stadium in say, Kelantan and Terengganu.
Indeed, the numbers appear well short of Hadi’s prediction of a 200,000 turnout – and it is hardly a ringing nationwide endorsement of his bill. My good friend, Tasik Gelugor Pas information chief Abdul Rahman Kasim, was more guarded, forecasting 100,000 ahead of the rally. As friends, we have had frank exchanges – and strong differences of views – over whether Hadi’s bill is suitable for a diverse, multireligious society like ours. But no hard feelings.
Meanwhile, some 200 gathered for the Bebas counter rally at Taman Jaya. Among those addressing the crowd was Haris Ibrahim.
#TakNakUsul355 at Taman Jaya PJ pic.twitter.com/0XwyYSYV2o
— AyuMusa (@ayuscure) February 18, 2017
Anyway, it is good that the authorities have respected the right of both sides to gather peacefully and air their views at different venues.
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Just for Political gains Political Traders will sell their saliva.PAS under HADI can’t be tamed.He just think about his mission to spread [alleged] lies.
rajraman.Meanwhile Nik Aziz son visit church just to cover up their extremist view.By visiting church or even Deity shrine do not mean they will gave up their extremist view.
It’s just another Political Play by Political Traders.This Political Traders acting much better than movie star.Anyway Ah MO1 openly ‘sleeping’ with HADI in the name of MALAY UNITY NOT MALAYSIAN UNITY.
PAS made u turn after the death of Nik Aziz.
Kajian Invoke Mendapati 40% Ahli Pas Akan Mengundi Parti Lain
Is PAS going to be a ‘kingmaker’ in GE14?
They failed their own target, called it a success and want everyone else to shut up. And the left believe there is hope of real change. The delusion is on both sides
Failures in religious crusades does NOTHING to stop them. 50,000 vs 200 is not even an adult conversation.
32% of Malays in Selangor think Hadi Awang should lead the opposition WHEN HE IS NOT. That is 32% too many supporters in what is a developed state. For PH to retain Selangor, Amanah has to win, not just DAP and wobbly PKR.
Perkasa President Ibrahim Ali said,quote ” PAS is a political party whose leaders are stupid!”,unquote”.
What is the purpose of this? Enhance the syariah law?
What is the punishment for corruption? In PAS?
The sad thing is the followers are blind to the wrong doings of their leaders in the name of religion. Can’t they see this rally has got nothing to do with religion?
Hadi Awang is the most incompetent leader i have seen malaysian politics. He should have been removed the the moment Pas lost the Terenganu state government in the 2004 General election. In fact if he was the Private Sector a poor results getter like him would have been removed long time ago.
Hadi promised Heaven.
Hadi works with MO1
HADI at one time said UMNO including UMNO member KAFIR.
200,000 Hadi said but turn up 3000?
rajraman.No wonder he lost Trengganu,Kedah and soon most state seats the next election.Maybe Kelantan MOI eyeing quitely.Is Hadi know how to counts? I also wondering is he really a Ulama? Is Hadi spoken the truth?
DECIDE with your OWN BRAIN, since HADI can brainwash you as the DEITY and MO1.
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