They might just be a flash in the pan or one term wonder as bespeaks Lim Kit Siang who, nevertheless, is no less responsible for some of the flare-ups.
Suspicions and air of distrust among the coalition partners are getting worse with each passing day. The left hand and right hand not in synchronicity. The devoutly Muslims members in PAS have found great discomfort sleeping in the same bed with their pork-eating and beer-drinking ally. If beer can become a major issue what next? Will PAS want total ban of alcohol and maybe sale of pork if they won the next general elections and became the leading partner in the coalition?
PAS appears to have little control over its second tier leaders particularly those at state level.The PAS top leadership would ignominiously try to patch up the rift as and when DAP applied pressure on them to intervene. The two groups exist in a state of mutual distrust.
In Selangor selling of beer in Malay majority areas has become a contentious issue between PAS's Hassan Ali and DAP's Ronnie Liu. DAP is now accusing Hassan of acting in the interest of UMNO and Barison National.
As usual, void of any other plausible explanation for their petty squabbles, DAP would always use UMNO and the BN as their punching bag.A boo-boo to hoodwink the people and make them hate the BN more. One would think it was more a case of Hassan devoutly believing in his religion rather than acting on behalf of UMNO.
Well, it sounds very foolish of Lim or any Pakatan leaders to think that it is only their privilege to try topple the BN.Likewise, it is also UMNO and the BN job to topple them and make sure they will not become the next government.That's what democracy is all about.The best will win.
"State government leaders who openly defy party and coalition discipline and work in the interest of Umno and Barisan National must be harshly reprimanded, with stern action taken to not only ensure the continued viability of the Pakatan Rakyat coalition but also to restore public confidence in Pakatan Rakyat,” said DAP publicity secretary Tony Pua today referring to Hassan's call for Ronnie Liu to be stripped of his local government portfolio for demanding the officers of MBSA(Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam) to return the beer seized illegally.
In Penang the Islamic Forum for Muslims demanded that Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng either asks Jeff Ooi to apologise to Muslims in the country or if he refused to sack him from his position as his chief of staff for ridiculing Muslims by calling Jamaah Islah Malaysia an extremist organisation which some Muslims took offence to.
PAS Hasan Ali may be barking up the wrong tree to single out alcohol as the ultimate sin for Muslims and demanded the removal of beers being sold in Muslim majority areas.Most Muslims have self-restrained themselves and those who don't comprises just a small number and there are Sharia laws to deal with such problem. It is not a vice that have discoloured the Islamic faith to become such a hot political issue. Muslims don't need Hasan as discipline master and his presumption that it is Muslims that buy beer after midnight is annoying and has no basis.
There are bigger vice facing the Muslim community especially our youths.The biggest and more menacing problems are drugs and sadly no Muslim or PAS politicians has come out and spoke strongly against this evil or do something to try reduce the incident of youths taking this heinous and wicked substance that have destroyed the lives of thousand of kids, mostly Malays. The other even more menacing immoral behaviour is the Mat Rempit menace which also involved Malay or Muslim boys.
Greed,envy,dishonesty and lust are considered vices that society should frown upon and these are areas that leaders should be more concerned with for the greater good of society.In a multi-racial society it would be grossly unfair to impose our will on other culture.If patience is a virtue than intolerance is an unpalatable human weakness that should have no place in society.
If this can happened at state level, what chance have they got at federal level?
What's going on in Pakatan right now are reflections of their incompetence and infinite disability to govern.Do you really want this kind of government? They haven't from day one shown Malaysians the government they promised.