As everyone should know by now, Pas today totally buggered its Pakatan allies.
Here is the story by the party's mouthpiece Harakahdaily:
It is now very hard to imagine how the Pakatan coalition could survive this audacious maneuver by Pas.
From the Harakahdaily's report, it was obvious that the decision was endorsed by party president DS Abdul Hadi Awang.
Party sec-gen Mustafa Ali made the inference by stating that the letter of nominations for the Selangor MB post was sent direct from Hadi's office to the palace yesterday.
I guess the Anwarinas of Pas must had been caught totally by surprise too.
They must had been expecting their party to toe the line of PKR and DAP which want only Anwar's wife DS Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail as the sole candidate to be nominated for the job.
After all, Mustafa had in the previous days consistently denied all news reports which suggested that Pas will spring a surprise in its nomination of the MB candidates which may upset PKR and DAP.
Very sly of the guy.
I believe Hadi must had said this to Mustafa,
"Screw them. You keep them blindsided till after we sent our nominations. I have had enough of Anwar buggering everyone around. Who does he think he is, to dictate things such as wanting his wife as MB. Oh, and screw DAP and the Anwarinas too."
Now, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah of Selangor is almost certain to choose the Pas guy nominated by the party.
Why would His Royal Highness wants to give the job to Dr Wan Azizah or her deputy Azmin Ali for that matter after Anwar and his gang were being obviously kurang ajar for vehemently insisting on going against the royal decree which requires them to submit at least three candidates.
I expect PKR and DAP will in the coming days bitch non-stop about the Pas' decision and threaten to move a motion of no confidence in the state assembly.
But do they really have the majority to do that?
Currently, here is the battle line in the state assembly:
PKR : 13 seats
DAP : 15 seats
Pas : 15 seats
Umno : 12 seats
Independent (Khalid) : 1
Okay, PKR combined with DAP : 28 seats while Pas combined with Umno and Khalid: 28 seats too.
I believe Pas will have their way because
1. DAP will lose one vote - Subang assemblyman Hannah Yeoh is the speaker.
2. Khalid may likely have a few loyalists among the PKR assemblymen who will switch side when push comes to shove.
Hadi must had done his calculations on this.
How about the 30 SDs signed in support of Dr Wan Azizah which include by two Pas assemblymen?
That one is just wayang only la.