Sort of because PAS spiritual leader, Tok Guru Nik Aziz and party president, Abdul Hadi were not in attendance.
In that Edge report as well as The Malaysia Insider here, both gave prominence ito DAP Secretary-General and Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng announcing a decision had been reached and the Pakatan Rakyat leaders who agreed to disagree.
PAS and DAP have "agreed to disagree" over the controversial hudud law ending a longstanding squabble that placed both parties on a collision course for months.
In a statement today DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said the decision was reached following a Pakatan Rakyat PR leadership meeting held at his party's headquarters here on Monday.
The leaders present at the meeting were Lim, DAP national chairman Karpal Singh, DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang, PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu, PAS secretary-general Datuk Mustafa Ali, several Kelantan state executive councillors, PR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, PKR deputy president Azmin Ali and Perak PKR chairman Dr Mohd Nur Manuty.
One can understand PAS sending underlings to the meeting rather than the two most influential and powerful leaders Tok Guru and Abdul Hadi.
Tok Guru and Abdul Hadi were responsible for Hudud laws enactments in their respective states of Kelantan and Terengannu as Menteri Besars.
You would have expected, a meeting deliberating such a divisive issue that could have spelled the end of the Pakatan coalition, to be attended by all top party leaders.
What does that tell you?
Political expediency of the highest order.
Many would have missed this twist.
The Edge headlined it's report "Guan Eng:PAS,DAP agreed to to disagree on Hudud" and The Malaysian Insider headlined it's report "PAS-DAP 'agree to disagree' over hudud"
It was about PAS and DAP, when the culprit responsible for the fiasco was non other than Brother Anwar Bin Ibrahim, thus it should have been DAP and PKR and not as headlined.
DAP, the rabidly anti-Islamic state party, aggrieved by the the "I support
Hudud" of the PKR defecto leader, Brother Anwar Bin Ibrahim.
Actually this "agree to disagree" by the DAP party is not unlike China's one country, two system policy.
Mainland China being a communist state and Hong Kong being partly democratic but wholly capitalist. Makes good business sense.
You never know, Islamic laws for the PAS and PKR ruled states, secular laws for DAP and PKR ruled states - agree to disagree. Makes good business sense.
Putting the contentious Hudud issue raised by Brother Anwar aside, let's look at the other matter that is raising temperatures within the Pakatan Rakyat - Brother Anwar's support for the security of Israel.
In my previous post I did say the following,
It is certainly conflicting but there is a distinct similarity. "Mat Sabu" and another "Pakatan Rakyat component party leaders meeting."? Okay. Never mind. Let's wait and see.
I made the statement in response to the Mole reported statement by PAS deputy president, Mat Sabu that the "support Israel" issue was far from over despite earlier reports to the contrary by PAS.
What I meant was that if two of the biggest PAS guns, Tok Guru Nik Aziz and Abdul Hadi, were to be absent again, it would prove to all that these so called high level Pakatan Rakyat component party meetings were nothing more than shams.
It looks as though PAS has now taken the matter seriously enough, not waiting for "Anwar to explain his statement in the next Pakatan Rakyat component party leaders meeting" with PAS Ulama Council demanding Brother Anwar to retract his statements of support.
Even PAS spritual leader, Tok Guru Nik Aziz, went as far to say that if Brother Anwar had been misreported by WSJ, Brother Anwar should sue the news portal.
The Malaysian Insider reports,
"If the Wall Street Journal was inaccurate in reporting what he said then we hope he will sue the newspaper." - Nik Abdul Aziz
In all of this, the DAP is so far conspicuously but eerily silent.
The same TMI report quotes another underling, this time PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution,
"the PKR leadership would be preparing an official response soon. We are currently meeting, brainstorming. Datuk Seri Anwar himself will be away for a one-day trip."
If it were not a serious matter I would be laughing.
I lied, what a laughable statement, "We are currently meeting, brainstorming". Brainstorming? That is really side-splitting stuff.
Your boss makes the statement, does the damage and you brainstorm for a response?
Saudara Lim Guan Eng, this is not Mat Sabu and Co deciding to "agree to disagree".
It has reached crisis proportions and warrants "Anwar to meet Nik Aziz to explain Israel remarks"
Brother Anwar Bin Ibrahim while taking potshots at UMNO and boasts,
"I would like to stress that Pakatan Rakyat is a coalition built on the principle of consensus and mutual trust and respect."The PAS Ulama Council and Tok Guru Nik Aziz seems to have serious doubts.
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The game is over, Brother Anwar Bin Ibrahim. No wonder your boys need to brainstorm.
The Star "Nik Aziz: Anwar should publicly clarify Israel statement"
"If he wants to meet us (PAS) to clarify himself, he's welcome to do it. But since his statement was made public, it would be more appropriate if he clarifies himself in public as well," said Nik Aziz during a press conference here Tuesday.
Related and essential twists.