SAH HUSAM MUSA TIMBALAN PERDANA MENTERI MALAYSIA

 

I wrote in my old Kickdefella, the above posting on October 27, 2006,

 

Hanya setelah tiga hari mengambil alih teraju kepimpinan negara, YABM Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah di sidang akhbar tengahari tadi mengumumkan Husam Musa selaku Timbalan Perdana Menteri Malaysia yang baru. Pengumuman kontroversi itu mencetuskan rasa tidak puas hati di kalangan segelintir pemimpin UMNO yang merasakan keputusan itu telah membelakangkan suara ahli UMNO dan juga suara Majlis Tertinggi UMNO. Bagaimanapun pemerhati politik berpendapat, pemimpin UMNO yang tidak berpuas hati seharusnya menunding jari kepada bekas Presiden UMNO yang telah dipaksa meletakkan jawatan akibat prestasi hambar parti dalam pilihanraya umum ke 12 yang lalu. YABM Tengku Razaleigh, sehari selepas terpilih sebagai Presiden UMNO yang ke 7, mengumumkan kembalinya PAS ke dalam Barisan Nasional. Ura-ura kembalinya PAS ke dalam Barisan Nasional tersebar luas setelah Tengku Razaleigh diwar-warkan bakal memenangi kerusi Presiden parti di dalam pemilihan 3 penjuru itu. Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah yang pernah menerajui Parti Melayu Semangat 46 pernah menyatukan PAS, DAP dan beberapa parti pembangkang lain di dalam Angkatan Perpaduan Ummah dan Gagasan Rakyat dalam 2 pilihanraya umum. YABM Tengku Razaleigh sebelum ini mendiamkan diri ketika diserbu oleh wartawan yang berkemah di hadapan Istana Negara sejurus selepas mengangkat sumpah selaku Perdana Menteri Malaysia yang ke 6. Bagaimanapun hari ini mengesahkan bahawa perlantikan Husam Musa adalah berdasarkan kewibawaan pemimpin muda tersebut dan bukan atas faktor kenegerian. Di dalam sidang akhbar ringkas hari ini, YABM Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah juga mengesahkan bahawa hampir 1 pertiga kementerian telah dimansuhkan menandakan bahawa jumlah anggota kabinet akan kembali berkurangan dan mungkin menyamai bilangan anggota kabinet sewaktu era Tun Dr. Mahathir.”

 

When I shook Husam’s hand many moons ago, I told him, I want to shake that elusive hand before he became the MB of Kelantan, he denied any interest but said, “What about Timbalan Perdana Menteri,”. I laughed. He must have read my posting.

 

In the The Star yesterday, the future opposition leader of Kelantan, Dato’ Alwi Che Ahmad, BN Kok Lanas, talked about his concern that Husam has been left out from the hierarchy of Kelantan’s Government. Tuan Guru may not wish to stay until PRU13, although that is the wish of all Kelantanese. Many seem to believe Husam is Tok Guru’s future successor, but the current scenario proved otherwise. 

 

Leaving out Husam may not proved the power tussle theory that Malaysiakini and Berita Harian had reported about, nevertheless, they may have their lead on the situation. As I was away for almost a week from Kelantan, they may know better.

 

As for me, may be it’s time to hit the road again. It is for sure, Pak Lah going to be substituted any minute now. He won’t be around for long. Kelantan meanwhile in the safe hand.  Tok Guru as the wise leader definitely knew better than us all on how to keep the house in order. He has been leading the house for 18 years now. 

 

Maybe it’s a good time for me to continue my study. The idea that has been bugging me since 9.30pm on the March 8, 2008, when we knew it is landslides win for PAS in Kelantan.

 

The past is something you can see but never touch!