But Husam is actually a traditionalist in party sense. Furthermore, he is indeed a ‘boringly ultra religious’ person. He has won the battle of winning the heart and mind of the non Malays and the young Malaysians not because of his willingness to strip the religious attire from his six footer built but due to his diligence in applying his religious knowledge into his administrative styles and using religious as a way of life instead of a way to make others feel discriminated.

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When Pas President Tuan Guru Haji Hadi Awang walked passed me, the wording of Mary Hopkins’s, Those Were The Days linger between my ears.

The day before he left for Kota Bharu, Haji Hadi made a statement from the comfort of his home claiming that he has withdrawn his offer for the formation of Unity Government.

“I made the suggestion to Abdullah because we (I) see him as a leader with the least problems, but I don’t see any such Umno leader now,” Hadi told The Malaysian Insider.

I disagree with Hadi to withdrawn the offer, because if he wants to make the offer, it should be made to the new Prime Minister not the outgoing PM.

Making the offer for Abdullah, after PAS has worked very hard to bring down Abdullah is absurd. The whole country has been wrecked by Abdullah indecisiveness and series of misjudgement. How on earth could we justify prolonging the damage to this country?

Last night, Haji Hadi made a statement in Kota Bharu claiming he is ready to be challenged as president.

Bernama reported that Hadi as saying that he would remain with PAS whether he was re-elected president or otherwise at the general assembly, expected to be held in Shah Alam in June.

This statement maybe coincide with the rumours that Nik Aziz has obtained his first two nominations to contest for President by a Division in the Federal Territory and a division in Kedah.

Strictly playing by the tradition, neither Nik Aziz nor any of his aides has mention anything about having the Spiritual Leader to hold the highest executive position in PAS.

Nevertheless many outsiders especially the non Muslim are expecting a strong blend of Kelantan leaders will fill the important position in PAS because of the trust and respects the non Malays have toward them due to their administrative experience at State level and their popularity at national level.

They are also expecting names like Dato’ Seri Ir. Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin, Sallahudin Ayub and Mohamad Sabu to make it as the vice president. Nevertheless out of the three names, one may not make it as PAS delegates normally will fill one of the three vice president positions with an Islamic Scholar.

While Nizar made his name as the people’s Menteri Besar of Perak, Sallahuddin is seen as the pillar that managed to control the extremist within the PAS Youth Wing from exploding ala Taliban.

Today, The PAS President Hadi received a warm and rapturous welcome to The PAS Kubang Kerian Division. Leading the welcoming committee is no other that the Division Chief Dato’ Haji Husam Musa, the Vice President of PAS.

Husam is seen to be providing the morale support to his President while at the same time Husam is also seen as Nik Aziz top loyalist.

When Husam led the President to his seat in front of the delegates who are Husam’s staunch supporters at the Religious School in Pasir Tumbuh, it can be seen how comfortable the President felt at the moment.

Officiating Husam’s division at the moment went Husam is seen as the biggest threat to Nasaruddin Mat Isa future as Deputy President of PAS may has send the signal of Hadi’s approval to Husam to take a step up in the leadership hierarchy of PAS. At the same time, it may also send the signal to other division about the hidden warm relationship between both of them.

Husam is actually a stabiliser within PAS. He is the most misunderstood character within the party hierarchy. Many have seen Husam as the reformist and among the accusation thrown to him is he is more UMNO than green.

But Husam is actually a traditionalist in party sense. Furthermore, he is indeed a ‘boringly ultra religious’ person. He has won the battle of winning the heart and mind of the non Malays and the young Malaysians not because of his willingness to strip the religious attire from his six footer built but due to his diligence in applying his religious knowledge into his administrative styles and using religious as a way of life instead of a way to make others feel discriminated.

In a matter of fact, Hadi needs Husam more than Nik Aziz ever did. And it shall be very comforting to know that Husam is a loyalist. Something that Nik Aziz has known all along.

Nevertheless, one thing for sure, it shall be more lonely friday nights ahead in what shall be the less productive months of the year.