Pas’ Deputy Chairman, Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang, has asserted that a victory for Perikatan Nasional (PN) candidates in the Pulai parliamentary seat could act as a catalyst for a change in the federal government. Hadi believes that obtaining the Pulai seat is integral for PN to secure a “people’s referendum” in favor of change. He emphasized the coalition’s substantial presence in the Parliament and the potential for government transformation at any juncture. The dialogue held at Pulai Pas headquarters brought together political figures including Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin and Pas’ own candidate for Pulai, Zulkifli Jaafar.
Central to Hadi’s conviction is PN’s formidable presence within the nation’s legislative body. He underscored that with a substantial number of parliamentary seats under its belt, the PN coalition stands primed to potentially engineer a shift in governance at any opportune juncture. Hadi articulated the strategic importance of securing additional parliamentary seats, exemplified by the Pulai constituency, to augment the coalition’s weight and influence.
Hadi’s compelling vision was expressed during a candid dialogue held at the Pulai Pas headquarters. The event served as a platform for an exchange of ideas and perspectives among a diverse spectrum of political figures, including prominent personalities like Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin, the Vice-President of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), and Zulkifli Jaafar, PN’s designated candidate for the Pulai parliamentary seat.
The Deputy Chairman’s reflections resonated with earlier statements made on August 7, wherein Hadi underscored the significance of PN’s performance in the six state elections as a potential harbinger of a larger governmental shift. In light of the 15th General Election’s outcome, wherein Pakatan Harapan (PH) commanded 82 parliamentary seats followed by PN with 73, and BN with 30, Hadi’s assessment carries implications for the delicate balance of political power within the nation’s legislative chambers.
Hadi expounded on the palpable momentum of the PN wave, underscored by the ongoing Pulai and Simpang Jeram by-elections. The resounding resonance of the PN narrative, Hadi believes, was vividly evident in the fervor displayed by attendees during both ceramah (public talks) and campaign activities. This sentiment resonated beyond rhetoric, as Hadi pointed to tangible signs of resonance and engagement from the electorate during door-to-door campaigns.
The dialogue encapsulated the dynamism and complexity of Malaysian politics, with key figures and diverse voices converging to discuss the trajectory of the nation’s political landscape. As Hadi’s foresight prompts contemplation, the upcoming Pulai by-election stands as a litmus test that could potentially reverberate across Malaysia’s political spectrum.