Zaid’s Common Policy Framework vs Zul Nordin’s ISA

Posted on October 22, 2009



If you don’t know it already, Zul’s ISA stands for his Islamic State Agenda.

Whilst Zaid busies himself trying to put in place a common policy framework for the three Pakatan Rakyat parties to forge a viable, long-term working relationship with a view to finally registering a coalition, Zul seems equally busy doing everything he can to throw a spanner in Zaid’s efforts.

If I have correctly understood yesterday’s Malaysianinsider report, Zul has submitted 24 Private Members Bills into Parliament, one of which relates to Zul’s obsessive vendetta against Sisters In Islam whilst many, if not all, of the other bills call for amendments to the Federal Constitution with a view to bringing this nation closer to the status of an Islamic one ala Zul aka Taliban Nordin.

If I have read that report correctly, one must ask how this MP found the time to churn out all these bills, particularly when one remembers that he’s been away for the UN General Assembly, having been hand-picked by the BN government to represent Malaysia.

It would appear that there is a team of busy lawyers behind Zul and those 24 Private Members Bills.

Now, anyone who has a basic understanding of the workings in Parliament will tell you that a Private Members Bill that is not sponsored by someone from the side of the government of the day does not have a hope in hell of seeing the light of day.

Seen in that light, two possibilities come to mind.

One, Zul knows that the bills will  go nowhere in Parliament but their submission into Parliament and subsequent publicity of that fact through the media enables Zul to profile himself as a ‘Jaguh Islam’.

Two, Zul is working with those in government on some agenda. This might be confirmed if any of the bills do in fact proceed to the tabling and reading stages in Parliament.

Assuming the second hypothesis to be spot on, one needs ask what agenda Zul and his BN cohorts might be working on?

Speculate again.

Following the news of Zul’s bills, some within the media corp now make a beeline to the DAP and PAS leaders to get their respective reactions to the same.

DAP’s reaction : possibly an outright condemnation of Zul’s efforts to undermine the secular status of our constitution and urge the PKR leadership to take disciplinary action against this renegade MP.

As for PAS, the media might first seek Hasan Ali’s response which might be resounding support for Zul’s bills.  Other PAS leaders might suggest that in principle, they have no objections but that the proposed amendments are premature in that the general public are not yet ready for the same. In any event, they take exception to DAP’s call for disciplinary action against Zul, taking the view that Zul”s actions are not inconsistent with Islam.

Short term result : another public spat between DAP and PAS.

Long term result : Zaid’s CPF down the toilet bowl.

I spoke to a reliable source in PKR today. I wanted to know what had become of the show cause proceedings against Zul that was initiated last year following Zul’s involvement in the riotous disruption of the forum at the Bar Council auditorium.

I was shocked by what I was told.

The PKR Disciplinary Committee, headed by Deputy President Syed Husin Ali, it seems, had recommended that Zul be suspended from the party.

Anwar, my source tells me, had decided not to give effect to that recommendation but to ‘deal with Zul’.

You cannot be faulted if you now ask who’s in the driving seat in PKR!