In denying that Pakatan Rakyat has expired, PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang is behaving like “spoilt sport who wants to have his cake and eat it too,” observed a senior DAP leader.

MP for Ipoh Barat and national vice-chair M Kulasegaran, said
there were several contradictions in the positions taken by Hadi on matters affecting Pakatan such that a reasonable finding can be made that the PAS chief “will flunk elementary tests of logic.”

“He wants his party to be part of Pakatan but reserves the right to depart radically from its common policy framework (CPF) as in the case of hudud enforcement in Kelantan,” said Kulasegaran.

“He was not keen to attend presidential council meetings of Pakatan but reserved the right to repudiate decisions arrived by consensus at the same meetings,” elaborated the federal legislator.

“He wanted his party to cut ties with the DAP and did not allow the measure to be debated at the party's general assembly, making the decision a fait accompli which was highly undemocratic,” Kulasegaran (photo) expatiated.

After insisting on hudud in Kelantan, which is vigorously opposed by the DAP, and then moving to cut his party's ties to its secular partner, Kulasegaran said it was “illogical” for Hadi to proceed to fault the DAP for pronouncing Pakatan dead.

“Hadi had done the most to render Pakatan comatose but now he faults DAP for departing what has become a corpse of a coalition,” said Kulasegaran.

“The DAP has left a coalition that has had to take grievous body blows from PAS and now the PAS president says we have left off our own accord when the truth is that we left an entity that was struggling to stay alive from the devastating blow inflicted on it by the PAS chief,” he argued.

Kulasegaran said that Hadi “desires to have his cake and eat it too, something that was possible in a fantastical world but not in the rough and tumble of the political arena.”