After years of flirting, finally UMNO Malay Nationalist Party and PAS Islamist Party are married. Congratulations!! It is certainly a match made in heaven. Both parties were so compatible it makes you wonder what took them so long to finally tie the knot. For some strange reason, they prefer their marriage to be known as “collaboration”.
Exactly why UMNO and PAS do not “merge” completely is beyond comprehension. One of the meanings of collaborating is “cooperate traitorously with an enemy”. It means the so-called marriage was a fake one. It is just an alliance of convenience. Otherwise, they would have merged to avoid potential problems in the not too distant future – 15th General Election in 2023.
One of the major problems is the fight for seats when the nationwide election is being called. However, if both parties are merged, such issue will not exist. So, why didn’t UMNO and PAS merge, unless the whole idea of the marriage was a hoax to scam 2-million PAS and 4-million UMNO supporters? An alliance, not merger, will also allow them to split with ease when they no longer enjoy each other’s company.
A merger would create a giant political party with 6-million walking zombies, a force so powerful and fearsome that even the master strategist PM Mahathir would squirm and beg for permission to join the club. PM-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim would be so terrified that he probably thinks it’s wise for him to accept some lecturing jobs at overseas university.
There are about 140 out of the 222 Parliamentary seats that have more Malay than non-Malay voters, making it absolutely possible for a Malay-Muslim alliance such as UMNO-PAS to win enough seats to take power and forms the federal government. Even if 100% of the ethnic Chinese vote for the Pakatan Harapan government, an UMNO-PAS “Malay Tsunami” will be unstoppable.
In fact, UMNO was so confident of its alliance with PAS that its warlord, Nazri Aziz, mocked and insulted MCA and MIC to leave the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition after the Chinese-based and Indian-based component party scolded the notorious Nazri for spewing “racial remarks”. Mr. Nazri told MCA and MIC to stop talking cock and leave the coalition – for real.
Amusingly, while UMNO warlord Nazri Aziz tells MCA and MIC to quit BN, UMNO acting president Mohamed Hasan insists that the two shameless parties are still needed in the coalition. Why a powerful UMNO-PAS alliance, armed with 6-million diehard supporters, still need the pariah MCA and MIC, which has only 1 parliamentary seat respectively?
Not only UMNO insisted on having MCA and MIC, the Islamist party PAS has also vouched for MCA despite the Chinese-based party’s constant rejection of Hudud Law introduced by PAS President Abdul Hadi Awang. As the protector of Malays and the defender of Islam, how could UMNO and PAS consent to having a foursome with infidels such as MCA?
It’s incredibly hilarious that UMNO, presumably the bridegroom of PAS, was once labelled “infidels” by the same Islamist party so much so that marriages, even “kenduri (feast)”, between PAS-Muslims and UMNO-Muslims members were banned. However, after former UMNO President Najib Razak bribed PAS leaders with RM90 million, suddenly UMNO is no longer infidels (*grin*).
PM Mahathir once said – “PAS members are willing to make enemies of fellow Muslims, thanks to the teachings of their leaders. And that is why the Malay Muslims in Malaysia are divided until now. Until today, there are still Malays who pray separately in the same mosque. Islam did not divide them, but the politics of PAS brought to the division of the Malays. What PAS has done is unforgivable.”
In a way, PAS has just married the same infidels UMNO whom it had once despised. Could that be the reason why PAS President Hadi Awang did not attend the UMNO-PAS wedding ceremony? It would be fun to see if 2-million PAS fans, as do 4-million UMNO supporters, qualified to get 72 virgins as a result of this “illicit marriage”, after years of “khalwat (close proximity)”.
From the beginning, UMNO and PAS have different ideologies. UMNO, like the capitalists, desires wealth accumulation and focus on economic development while PAS seeks the establishment of an Islamic state – the same way ISIS terrorist group tried to create in the Middle East. Interestingly, PAS’ history began as a religious unit of UMNO.
The splinter Islamist group quit UMNO to become more religious. PAS pioneers left UMNO because they considered the party which gave birth to them was not Islamic enough. Hence, collaboration between UMNO and PAS was unthinkable in the past because the splinter group has always considered UMNO “infidels”, even pariah in the eyes of Islam.
In fact, as early as last Christmas, in his remarks at a dialogue in Dublin, Ireland, PAS President Hadi Awang told his audience that the Islamist party may sink if it gets too close to UMNO. He said – “UMNO is currently a sinking ship. When we go to sea, if we approach a sinking ship, we may also sink with them.” PAS’ old message was that supporting UMNO means going to hell.
Since its establishment in 1951, the Malay-Muslims of PAS have been looking down on Malay-Muslims of UMNO. PAS members were constantly reminded and brainwashed that they can go to paradise but UMNO members will go to hell. Of course, with the gift of RM90 million, perhaps Hadi Awang managed to “kautim” (settle) the God, allowing the infidels UMNO free access to heaven.
As pointed out by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, PAS has never retracted its “edict” on UMNO infidelity, which means Malay-Muslims of UMNO are still “kafir” or disbelievers. In essence, Malay-Muslims of UMNO cannot go to paradise. To prevent confusion and argument with the God at a later stage, UMNO should at least demand PAS to withdraw the edict, and immediately revert UMNO back to Islam.
In truth, the UMNO-PAS marriage was not only a marriage of convenience, but also an illicit marriage of desperation. UMNO has been given a breath of life after PAS instructed its walking zombies to vote for the corrupt party in the Cameron Highlands and Semenyih by-elections. UMNO, after losing power for the first time in 61 years, desperately needs PAS voters to prevent itself from extinction.
In the same breath, PAS needs to prop up UMNO after leaders of the Islamist party were caught lying about receiving dirty money from the infidels UMNO. They hope a formidable force of UMNO-PAS would make Mahathir government thinks twice about slapping them with charges of corruption and money laundering, betting that it could anger its gullible supporters and retaliate against the government.
To prove that UMNO and PAS are sincere and genuine in the interest of uniting Muslims and Malays, not only they should merge, but also swear on the Quran to implement Hudud Law once the couple succeeded in taking over the federal government. They should probably start chopping some arms and legs in the states they control now – Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang.
Source : Finance Twitter