As we all expected from the beginning, PAS President, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang was nowhere to be found. He was supposed to lead the Blackout 505 troops from PAS Headquarters in Jalan Raja Laut last Saturday.
Hadi was supposed to walk beside his Deputy President, Mat Sabu to lead the protesters from there to Padang Merbuk but was not seen since the early morning up until the end of the protest. .
Because of Hadi’s absence, Pakatan Rakyat supporters who gather at Jalan Raja Laut were confused. All of them are wondering whether they were in the right location that was chosen by the organizers.
Some of the protesters had gone home because the number of people who have gathered at the PAS HQ was so poor. Not just Jalan Raja Laut, 6 other gathering location shares the same fate. Thus their walk to Padang Merbuk was unsuccessful.
At the end of the day, the rally that is supposed to be attended by ½ a million protesters, was only attended by 5,000-10,000 people only. This is the worst rally ever organized by the Pakatan Rakyat.
Among other things, we are convinced that the non-attendance of Mr. Hadi Awang has shown that not all Pakatan Rakyat’s leaders brace the same ideologies and aspiration of Anwar Ibrahim. Hadi’s action also effect PAS members who openly expressed that they do not want to be associated with the Blackout505 rally.
We have been informed that the PAS Grand Imam, Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat who was sick at home, managed to attend the rally, even if he has to ride in an ambulance. The very healthy Mr. Hadi refuses to come to the main event as if he is not a Pakatan Rakyat member anymore.
Apa pun alasannya nanti, PAS perlu bertanggungjawab atas tindakan Presidennya sendiri yang jelas bertentangan dengan dasar Pakatan Rakyat.
Whatever the reason that will be state by Hadi later on, PAS has to take responsibility. Their President do not support the Pakatan Rakyat and decision of the MT. Stern action should be taken by Pakatan Rakyat to ensure insubordination acts like Mr. Hadi here, will never ever happen again.