It doesn't look the bickering over the Select Committee of Competency, Accountability and Transparency (Selcat) is going to slow down. Selangor State Assembly Speaker Teng Chang Khim continued taking pot shots at Selangor PAS chief Hasan Ali, who has been highly critical of Selcat.
The fallout in Pakatan Rakyat has been complicated by the fact that the PAS conservatives are backing Hasan Ali. His supporters have issued statements to back him. The word is that conservative PAS activists now regard Hasan as a hero. His push to ban the sale of beer in 7-11 outlets and to arrest Muslims selling beer is being hailed by his party members. DAP leaders including secretary-general Lim Guan Eng and Jelutong MP Jeff Ooi, on the other hand, have walloped Hasan. This afternoon, Teng said Hasan would bring down the Selangor PR government, Malaysiakini quoted him as saying. Today, Klang MP Charles Santiago fired a salvo at Hasan, MStar reported.
"With a friend like him, I do not need enemies," the DAP leader said, adding that PR would be defeated by PAS itself in the next general election and that Hasan had been "consistently inconsistent" in his statements. It may be time to pack off Hasan to a motivation course.