I have always been a firm supporter of “Baiaah Taklik”. I have never minced my word or taken an indirect approach in supporting the initiative. I think it’s one of PAS’s most brilliant invention to date. It’s brilliance is only rivaled by the invention of telephone and the vacuum cleaner.
Since people are looking only at results nowadays, “Baiaah Taklik” has managed to prove that it is the most effective tool in preventing representatives from being bought over bar none. Even the likes of Ibrahim Ali, who conducted Baiah Taklik, cannot act on his own conscience and jump into UMNO. I mean, what more can you ask for.
For those who is unaware of the concept of Baiaah Taklik, it is a vow taken by candidates to be of PAS that should they jump over to another party after winning, they will be cursed and their marriage will be nullified automatically.
Crude as it may sound, but it works. The say that the proof of the pudding is in the eating. And PAS has more than just put it in the eating. PAS digested it completely and produce by products of it in the form of stability and immunity from “rep-buying syndrome”.
UMNO has been given the finger by PAS with this routine. For once, UMNO has been tied up and thrown into the sea. They have been checkmated. They went eyeball and eyeball with PAS and they blinked.
In short, UMNO is screwed with this move. The Kelantan state assembly in 2004 saw PAS having to rule Kelantan with a majority of one seat. Yet, PAS remained in power until the very last day of the Kelantan State Assembly dissolution.
So, what more proof do you need. I say, let’s do away with all the ideals and do what’s necessary. These are trouble times for Pakatan Rakyat and the last thing we want to do is to be idealistic.
Besides, for Baiaah Taaklik to work, it requires the approval of both husband and wife. It’s not a one way street. It’s by the agreement of both parties.
To go around the Baiaah Taklik, UMNO had to engineer a maneuver that requires PAS to completely remove itself from Pakatan Rakyat and join up with UMNO. I mean, it’s easier for UMNO to buy reps than to do something like that simply because they will be up against the mighty wrath of the entire PAS membership.
And I am glad I wrote the article about Salehuddin Hashim. He is indeed a bad man and Anwar Ibrahim made a mistake putting his trust in this man. He is PKR’s cancer and getting rid of him was the best thing PKR could do.
I mean, what do you expect from a man who accused the Selangor State Government of corruption because the MB intervened and refused to allow him to be appointed in one of the GLC’s Board of Director.
In closing, lets all put our bias and ideals behind and start looking at what’s practical. When PAS attacked on this issue, everyone jumped the gun and vilify PAS. Calling PAS insensitive to women and children. Who’s eating the humble pie now?? Wink wink.
"Mengikut Perjanjian itu, tiap-tiap Negeri akan menerima 5% daripada nilai petroliam yang dijumpai dan diperolehi dalam kawasan perairan atau di luar perairan Negeri tersebut yang dijual oleh PETRONAS atau ejensi-ejensi atau kontrektor-kontrektornya".- Tun Abdul Razak, Dewan Rakyat (12hb. November, 1975)