The Malaysian Insider - DAP claims good ties with PAS, blames Hassan Ali for beer dispute.
Tony Pua of the DAP lamented: “What I’m talking about is what everyone is talking about. Everyone knows he has ambitions!”
And who’s that bloke “who has ambitions”?
PAS Hassan Ali!
He's the man who (1) supported an illegal seizure by the Shah Alam town council’s enforcement officers of a trader’s goods, and (2) demanded DAP Ronnie Liu stepped down as State exco member for local councils when Liu moved in to correct that abuse of power by the MBSA.
In regards to (2) above, The Malaysian Insider reported: Despite the fact that the Shah Alam mayor had acknowledged the seizures were unlawful, Hassan had used the seizures to call for Liu's removal ...
So Hassan Ali performed a double jeopardy, namely, (1) supported an illegal act, an abuse by State authority of power (shades of BN), and (2) attempted to silence a man who remedied that abuse of power (further shades of BN). I’ll come back to these 2 points shortly.
The issue of not selling beer in Muslim-majority areas is understandable and even acceptable to most reasonable and tolerant non Muslims, but that's not the issue. It's Hassan Ali's double jeopardy we need to be concerned with - those are dangerous behaviour for a politician.Hassan Ali’s ambitions are alleged to be related to his secret ‘Malay unity talks’ with former (UMNO) MB Khir Toyo.
Pua said today in response to Hassan’s outrageous demand for Ronnie Liu to step down: Dr Hassan’s reckless actions, which were taken without any consultation with either the state executive council or the state Pakatan Rakyat leadership, firmly begs the question of his hidden agenda.
Yes, we sure would like to know his secret agenda.
It should be noted that both federal and state PAS leaders have distanced themselves from Hassan Ali.
Many believe he has been (consciously or unwittingly) peddling the work of UMNO. Let's face it, Hassan has never felt comfy working with the DAP and even non-Malay members of PKR. And it’s hardly surprising that the only people who supported him have been UMNO …oh, and of course the Kulim Wonder who is acknowledged by his PKR colleagues as an embarrassing aberration in their party.
Perhaps UMNO is where Hassan belongs; and perhaps that’s where he will eventually end up in.
But what of those two issues I mentioned coming back to, namely Hassan Ali's dangerous double jeopardy, where he:
(1) supported an illegal act, an abuse by State authority of power, and
(2) attempted to silence a man who remedied that abuse of power.
As I mentioned, and I reiterate, these are very dangerous behaviours for a politician. What if one day he assumes a position of high political power?
If he can support an illegal seizure of goods, what other non-constitutional non-legal policies or actions will he condone, support or even promote when he is, say, the MB of Selangor or worse, the PM of Malaysia?
And of course, if anyone were to question or challenge or remedy these non-constitutional illegalities, would you be surprised if he were to silence that person as he tried to do with Ronnie Liu?
Déjà vu ISA?