Hadi ‘derailed’ Anwar’s Sept 16 plan

Zefry Dahalan, Free Malaysia Today
KUALA LUMPUR: PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang played an instrumental role in derailing Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim’s plan to take over the federal government on Sept 16, 2008.

This startling revelation comes from a pro-PAS blogger, popularly known as ‘Tulang Besi’, who wanted the PAS president to apologise to all opposition supporters.

According to Tulang Besi, who operates the ‘Malaysia Waves’ blog, Hadi was unhappy with the high number of non-Malay MPs from Barisan Nasional in the defection plan.
“When Anwar presented the 30 MPs from Sabah and Sarawak, Hadi realised that the number of non-Malays outnumbered that of the Malays,” he said.
Hadi, he added, was not satisfied with just Muslim MPs, but wanted Malay-Muslim representatives.
In view of this, Tulang Besi said the PAS leader disagreed with Anwar’s proposal to form a Pakatan Rakyat government without a Malay-Muslim majority.
‘Being Muslim alone is not enough’
Tulang Besi also published excerpts from an interview with Islamic website Ummahonline, where Hadi had stressed on the importance of having a Malay-Muslim majority, saying: “Being Muslim alone is not enough.”