Sunday, January 8, 2012

Perkasa ‘congratulates’ Hasan Ali on being sacked from ‘hell’

Ibrahim today extended an invitation for Hasan Ali to join Perkasa.

Perkasa said today it had expected Datuk Hasan Ali’s dismissal from PAS, and congratulated the Selangor executive councillor on leaving the “group from hell”.

President of the Malay rights group Datuk Ibrahim Ali told a press conference that the Gombak Setia assemblyman was sacked following “pressure from DAP and PKR”.

“I congratulate Hasan who has left the group from hell. I already expected him to be sacked before the 901 gathering,” the Pasir Mas MP said, referring to the rally in support of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim who will learn the verdict for his sodomy trial tomorrow.

Hasan drew the ire of his colleagues this week when he said the rally was a waste of time, despite PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang already giving his backing for the event.

Last month, Hasan criticised PAS in Umno-controlled media such as Utusan Malaysia, Berita Harian and TV3 for purportedly abandoning its Islamist credentials for the sake of political gain.

Hasan accused PAS, which removed him as Selangor chief after its general assembly in June 2010, of straying from its original struggle for an Islamic state by pushing for a welfare state.

Today, Ibrahim also invited Hasan to join Perkasa based on their mutual cause of upholding Islam and fighting for Malays and the Malay rulers.

Hasan previously said he was willing to work with any party that championed what he called the Malay-Muslim agenda.

Hasan has also been a supporter of Himpunan Sejuta Umat (Himpun), or the Gathering of a Million Faithful, a coalition of Muslim NGOs that include Perkasa, despite PAS’s refusal to be involved in the movement.

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