This is a quarrel between PAS and PKR over the rubbing of shoulders between UMNO and PAS. As per Abdul Hadi Awang, this move was to convey the message of Islam to individuals in UMNO.
I have no comments on these. I am not a party member, and don’t intend to be one in the near future. But, I take offense at the remarks made by PAS when it comes to PAS being the party having the most members in Pakatan Rakyat. The predominance of PAS is 83 seats to DAP’s 73 seats and PKR’s 40 seats in state legislative assemblies.
Then PAS goes on to brag about PAS people with the most party branches and the most number of people who brought about victory.
Let me correct the records. The bulk of the people who voted for PAS are not all, who loved the party and their Islamic principals. Many non-Muslims voted for PAS instead of voting Barisan Nasional as a protest against the ruling party. Many would have preferred PKR or DAP, but because the candidate was from PAS there was no choice. Many a voter did not even know who the PAS candidate was, but it did not matter, the annoyance was with BN. My state and parliament constituency were PAS candidates and after casting my vote, out of curiosity went to the party tent to ask who were the candidates as I wanted to say hello to them. Both were busy elsewhere and I left. So, it is not just PAS members or mainly Malays who voted PAS, a lot of non-Malays voted for PAS. If this is understood, then I have made my point.