Obviously the individual group's perception differs on whether Pakatan will be of value to their party.
One of the bizarre perceptions to emerge from their tussle is that the ulama's political (and stated) preference would be considered less Islamic than the party's young Turks (excuse the pun for the Erdogens - it's intended).
The ulama have demonstrated they're more ethnocentric, preferring ketuanan Melayu over the fight against UMNO, while the Erdogens see the coalition as essential to overthrowing what they see as a corrupt BN from majority rule at federal level, an aim they believe is consistent with Islamic justice.
Whichever, whatever, however, the poison spewed by the ulama camp in the person of Pak Haji Hadi Awang, PAS president, against Pakatan is already far far too toxic for Pakatan to accept, let alone trust, PAS ulama leaders.
Pak Haji Hadi Awang in setting course away FROM Pakatan has sailed its boat on the river of no return.
Would this inevitable end of the old Pakatan be good for those who want to change the federal government?
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