Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s supporters will do anything to ensure Pas removed Nasharuddin

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KUALA LUMPUR – Former Pas deputy president Nasharudin Mat Isa’s future in the party has become a hot topic in blogosphere with bloggers from both sides of the political divide sharing their take.

Bloger Jawa Bernam recalls that the move to get rid of Nasharudin from Pas actually surfaced soon after the idea of a unity government was floated post-2008 general elections.

“Opportunity taken by the Anwarinas group to get rid of Nasharudin is also due the latter’s suggestion that the party disassociate itself from the Pakatan Rakyat, and also after pictures of him (Nasharudin) alongside the Prime Minister and wife in Mecca were published.’’

Another blogger Badut Rakyat wrote that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s supporters will do anything to ensure Pas removed Nasharuddin, including pressuring the powerful Syura Council to do the dirty job.

The blogger wrote : “Nasharudin, however is considered lucky as he will be given an opportunity by the Syura Council to defend himself compared to former Pas Selangor commissioner Datuk Dr Hasan Ali who was sacked from the party.’’

Meanwhile Helen Ang questioned if “DAP’s Senator S. Ramakrishnan’s accusation that Nasharudin is an Umno Trojan horse was believable? Or is it more believable that it is Pas which has changed and Nasharudin who is trying to steer his party back to its founding principles?”

Even PAS spiritual leader and Kelantan Mentri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat has critised Nasharudin for calling on the Islamist party to leave Pakatan Rakyat.

Nasharudin had also been vocal in his views against DAP and had hit out against DAP stalwart Karpal Singh, accusing him of being anti-Islam for his refusal to accept Hudud.

Blogger Sahabat Gunung wrote that the hudud issue has resulted in a serious internal conflict in Pas, amongst the Anwarinas (Anwar’s supporters) and its ulamas (theologians).

The blogger stated that the Anwarinas backed Mohamad Sabu (Pas deputy president) while the pro-ulama groups were staunch supporters of Nasharudin who is the former deputy president.

In a news report earlier this week, Pertubuhan Muafakat Sejahtera Masyarakat Malaysia (Muafakat) president Ismail Mina claimed that there had been an attempt by opposition leader, Anwar to sack Nasharudin.

Anwar was reported to have met Nik Aziz and told him to expel Nasharudin from the party.

Ismail further claimed that Anwar had a grudge against Nasharudin for being vocal on speaking out against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

It was reported this week,that Nasharuddin who is also Bachok MP is expected to be fired by the party on September 9 (today) during the Pas central committee and Syura Council meeting.

Nasharudin also came heavily under fire after he was photographed with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in Mecca.

As blogger Ahmad Ali Karim put it, the picture of the opposition leader and Prime Minister had stirred speculations and reactions in Malaysia.

He wrote : “As I have written in my earlier post, I think Pas does not like Nasharudin anymore and he is labelled as pro Umno.’’

“Nasharudin wants Pas and Umno to sit together and have a discussion on important matters but Pas president (Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang) and leaders do not want it to happen.”

Even Kelantan Pas Youth secretary Mohd Nuri Mat Yaacob had branded Nasharuddin a ‘traitor’ and suggested he leave the party.

“If he is no longer interested to be with Pas, it would be appropriate for him to resign as MP instead of continuing to betray the mandate given to him by the people of Bachok, ‘’ said Mohd Nuri.

Would today, Sunday the 9th of September 2012, be Nasharuddin’s last day in Pas?

The powerful Syura Council of Pas which meets later today is expected to have the final say on the charismatic former deputy president’s fate in the party. – The Mole