Thursday, March 11, 2010

Nik Aziz and protege Husam to be axed?

A blogger, known to have close ties with Kelantan executive councillor Datuk Husam Musa, has claimed that a major change could happen in the state line-up this month.

According to the Malaysian Waves blog, there is a possibility that Menteri Besar and PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat would be “foced to resign and retire”.

Nik Aziz's current deputy Datuk Ahmad Yaakob is slated to replace him.

“Talk is that the new MB would provide a new exco list and Husam's name is not on it,” said the blogger, who goes by the name 'Tulang Besi'.

He added that his source also claimed that the move has received the blessings of PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.

However, the blogger added that the plan may have hit a snag with the return of the Kelantan sultan, who was undergoing medical treatment in Singapore for 10 months.

It is an open secret that ties have soured between Nik Aziz and Abdul Hadi, especially over the latter's supportive stand pertaining to the 'unity government' talks with Umno.

Furthermore, Nik Aziz's leadership has come under scrutiny following allegations of mismanagement involving his son-in-law, who has since resigned as the chief executive officer of Menteri Besar Incorporated.

'God is protecting PAS'

Meanwhile, the blogger said if the above speculation is true, it signifies that the 'Umno faction' in Kelantan is still active and that the 'unity government' agenda is still on the cards.

“The pro-unity faction is working quietly, and is in the phase of axing leaders whom they believe could jeapordise their plans. The party's interest is no longer of interest to this faction,” he added.

On a religious note, the blogger said the return of the Kelantan sultan was a sign that Allah is protecting PAS from those who wish to exploit the party.

“All PAS supporters should pray that Allah punishes those who are in cohorts with Umno,” he added.

A power struggle in PAS at this juncture could be perilous for Pakatan Rakyat's campaign, especially when the backbone of the opposition coalition PKR is also in turmoil.

courtesy of FreeMalaysiaToday

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