When quizzed over Mahathir’s remarks about stepping down to give way to young people to take over the helm of the party, Datuk Seri Nik Aziz was adamant about it and that he would still contest next PRU 13 as a candidate even after his overdue age of 81 years.
“Who asked you to step down?” he asked Mahathir.
Oh Lord, when Mahathir was the premier, all quarters within his party had made noises over Mahathir’s long services in the politics and that they grumbled over Mahathir’s three terms premiership. They had labeled him as MahaFirauan because of it.
Most observers believe the time when Nik Aziz steps down as PAS spiritual leader, PAS will lose Kelantan to any other party. No one can take over his place now as his name is synonym with Kelantan PAS’s state. Kelantan is safe when Nik Aziz is in control of the party, not otherwise.
Or perhaps, you know, he probably returns after death and will still contest for the seat as a people representative of the Vampires or Dracula for the other side of the world. That is really a spirituality leadership.
Like it or not, DAP can never pick a representative in the state, unless, yes, unless he is a Muslim Chinese, and also is accepted by the Malays from onset. The list of State Adun does not state any name other than those related to Muslim names.
PKR is luckier than DAP but then the party too can not select a person with name as Xavier or Cock or what ever non-Muslim name as a candidate.
To say that Kelantanese are racist in that respect of making choice, yes, but then it is all about leaders “must be Muslim who can lead Muslim” which has been there for century.
BN must follow the same myth to win the heart and mind of the people of that State. Selected leaders too expected to serve until death.
Or must return as a Vampire’s representative after death. There are plenty Vampires in “the Moon” now, says Dr Hassan.
That is the way it goes.