HUSNI: IS HE THE OPPOSITION’S GREATEST ASSET OR GREATEST LIABILITY?
PKR wants Husni in their party because he can become their greatest asset in the strategy to use the 1MDB issue to bring down Najib. But then Husni’s wife must also be part of the package because she has to back her husband like Wan Azizah did with Anwar. If not then Husni would be a liability instead, like Muhyiddin currently is. Husni’s wife is now facing a huge moral dilemma on whether to remain a soleh Muslim or become a fasiq.
THE CORRIDORS OF POWER
Raja Petra Kamarudin
Previous Second Finance Minister Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah’s wife, Fauziah Kamarudin, is pretty pissed with her husband. Yesterday it was reported that one of the many women Husni was alleged to have groped or molested made a police report (READ HERE). You can also see the redacted copy of the police report below.
Meanwhile, certain PKR leaders are negotiating with Husni to try to get him to officially announce he is going to join PKR. Today, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad made an announcement asking everyone to join the Bersih rally this Saturday (READ HERE). PKR is hoping that Husni will also come out to join this Saturday’s rally alongside Mahathir, Muhyiddin Yassin, Mukhriz Mahathir, Zaid Ibrahim, Saifuddin Abdullah, and the many other ex-Umno leaders now in the opposition.
Basically the Bersih rally of Saturday, 19th November 2016, is going to double as an ANC (Anti-Najib Campaign) demonstration as well. All those who oppose Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak must support Bersih and must join the Bersih rally this weekend to demonstrate your opposition to Najib.
But then the Bersih rally is not supposed to be about ousting Najib but about free and fair elections, you may say. If it was then all those ex-Umno people who now support Bersih (or pretend that they are supporting Bersih in the hope that the Bersih rally will result in the ouster of Najib) would have spoken out 20, 30 or 40 years ago.
But then 20, 30 or 40 years ago these Umno people benefited from the system. So they would never speak out against the system. Only when they no longer benefit from the system will they oppose the system. This is just like all those people who benefited from the New Economic Policy (NEP) by receiving a higher or tertiary education locally and/or overseas and had successful careers or businesses due to the NEP (and now are secure enough to no longer need the NEP) who are most vocal about the NEP and call for the NEP to be abolished.
Yes, these people whose parents, grandparents or great grandparents were farmers, fishermen or land settlers and today live in brick houses or condos and drive imported cars and have two, three or more cars per family are those who criticise the NEP and call it unfair and ask that it be ended. And that is because they no longer benefit from or require the NEP.
And that is the same for those ex-Umno people now turned loyal opposition supporters (who bite the hand that once fed them for the last 20, 30 or 40 years: or 60-70 years in Dr Mahathir’s case). And they are hoping that Husni will be the latest recruit to join their ranks. After all, Husni was once the Second Finance Minister and he knows all the ‘secrets’ regarding 1MDB. And since they are using the 1MDB issue in the attempt to oust Najib, that would make Husni the most valuable asset in their arsenal and a prized trophy indeed.
But is Husni really the most prized asset or the most cursed liability? One of the many women that Husni molested or groped has now come out to make a police report about what she suffered at the hands of Husni. And Husni’s wife, Fauziah, hit the roof when the story first came out yesterday. And today she is going to be even more outraged when she reads the police report below.
If this police report (below) is false then that is a very serious offence because you will be sent to jail for making a false police report. So what Husni can do is he can lodge his own police report against this woman who made the police report against him and say in his police report that the incident never happened and that this woman is lying. The police can then investigate this matter and decide whether this woman is indeed lying or whether Husni is lying instead.
That would be one way for Husni to clear his name. For example, when the book about Anwar Ibrahim’s misdeeds came out in 1998 (50 Dalil Kenapa Anwar Ibrahim Tidak Boleh Jadi PM — which Khairuddin Abu Hassan was behind it) Anwar made a police report and asked the police to investigate the matter. Unfortunately, the police investigation proved that the book was true so Anwar ended up in jail instead.
So Husni can make a police report and we can see whether this woman who made the police report ends up in jail or whether the police investigation proves that Husni is indeed guilty of molesting or groping not only this woman in the police report below but many other women as well (including having an affair with someone’s wife who works in his Tambun division).
In fact, just to digress a bit, Muhyiddin Yassin, too, has been implicated in an affair with someone’s wife (Nika Gee: which resulted in the husband divorcing her). Then there is this non-Muslim DAP Penang leader who is having an affair with a Muslim woman (and her husband, too, has divorced her). Mat Sabu of PAN was caught for khalwat in a hotel room in Kota Bharu, also with someone’s wife. And, according to Mahathir, Anwar, too, was having an affair with married women and during Anwar’s trial in 1998-2000 one of these women was said to be Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali’s wife.
Anyway, allegations of sexual misconduct and affairs with women and/or boys/men have been bandied about for some time. Nurul Izzah Anwar, Rafizi Ramli, and even Ustaz Badrul Amin Baharom have been implicated in affairs and sexual misconduct (and, just like Mat Sabu, Badrul Amin was caught for khalwat in a hotel room as well).
This appears to be a criteria to become a PKR or Pakatan Harapan leader. You must first be implicated in a sex scandal. Lim Kit Siang, Lim Guan Eng, Mat Sabu, Anwar Ibrahim, Muhyiddin Yassin, Azmin Ali, Nurul Izzah Anwar, Rafizi Ramli, Ustaz Badrul Amin Baharom, etc., the topmost leaders in DAP, PAN, PKR and Pribumi, have all been implicated in or have been alleged to have committed sexual misconduct. So Husni can feel very much at home and amongst his peers if he decides to join PKR. And his maiden event this Saturday would be to answer Mahathir’s call for everyone to join the Bersih rally so that, as Mahathir said in the video below, Najib can be ousted.
Of course, Mahathir never mentioned in that video who is going to take over once Najib is ousted — if he is ousted. That will be discussed and agreed upon only when and if Najib can be ousted. But it will not be Muhyiddin. It will not be Anwar. It will not be Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. It cannot be Mukhriz, yet, because he is not a Member of Parliament. So it has to be a temporary Prime Minister who is a Member of Parliament and who will warm the seat until Mukhriz becomes a Member of Parliament and can take over as Prime Minister.
And that can only mean Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
And this is who Husni wants his wife, Fauziah, to emulate — Wan Azizah. Anwar would have been finished a long time ago if Wan Azizah had not stood beside him. In fact, Wan Azizah was already aware of Anwar’s misdeeds long before September 1998 and she had actually gone to see Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Ali (the then ‘First Lady’ — or the first First Lady of Malaysia according to Kadir Jasin’s media spin) to complain about it.
According to Anwar’s inner circle, Wan Azizah was already contemplating filing for a divorce (or was in the process of filing for a divorce) when Anwar fell in September 1998. Then, instead of condemning her husband (or abandoning him) and telling the world that all the allegations against Anwar are true, she stood by him and sang his innocence to all and sundry.
Normally if a husband has betrayed the wife she would be the first and most vicious opponent to her husband. But if Wan Azizah supports her husband and stands beside him and says that her husband is a victim of fitnah (slander) that can only mean he is innocent. And this is what Husni wants his wife to do. Husni knows that if his wife does not support and defend him then he is finished. But if his wife phones everyone she knows and tells them that her husband is innocent and a victim of fitnah then this can only mean he is innocent.
So PKR not only wants Husni to join them, they want his wife to join them as well. Alone Husni becomes a liability once the shit hits the fan (and it is already hitting the fan). Together with Fauziah, and with her supporting and defending him and singing his praises and innocence, Husni becomes an asset and a valuable component in the 1MDB issue that they are using in the attempt to oust Najib.
And with the entire top leadership of Pakatan Harapan implicated in sex scandals, Husni’s ‘problem’ is a small thing that can be overcome — but only if his wife does not abandon him. And what Pakatan Harapan gains with Husni’s ‘exposes’ regrading 1MDB is worth ten sex scandals (which is what it might actually be in the end).
Husni has been promised the post of Finance Minister if Pakatan Harapan wins the next general election. And Husni has told his wife that the prestige that comes with post of Finance Minister is far better than the stigma of a disgraced ex-Second Finance Minister if she does not stand by him. And one does not need to be a PhD to figure put which one the wife would prefer.
But Fauziah is facing a great moral dilemma. And, being a Muslim, it is an even greater dilemma when it is compulsory for all Muslims to observe the tenet of amar makruf, nahi munkar, which means enjoin good, forbid evil. And amar makruf, nahi munkar is not a choice, it is a duty, compulsory for all Muslims just like their kalimah syahadah (declaration of faith), prayers, fasting, zakat, fitrah, etc.
Husni is telling Fauziah that it is the duty of a wife to obey her husband. That may be true in certain cases such as the wife cannot leave the house without permission or refuse the husband sex when he wants it, etc. But if that command is, for example, she must stop praying and fasting, then the wife must disobey the husband. And to violate amar makruf, nahi munkar to help cover the husband’s misdeeds is not something a wife should do even if the husband commands it.
Fauziah wears a tudung so that means she at least is trying to be a good Muslim. And the Qur’an (Surah Ali ‘Imran 3:110) says, “You are the best of peoples, evolved for mankind, enjoining what is right, forbidding what is wrong, and believing in Allah.”
This is from the Qur’an so this is no small thing. Muslims are forbidden from menghalalkan yang haram(legitimise what is forbidden). That would make you kufur and the word kafir comes from the word kufur. So most Muslims would not want to allow themselves to cross the boundary into the realm of kafir where they would suffer condemnation in this life and the next.
Surah Al-An’am 6:70 in the Qur’an says: “And leave those who take their religion as amusement and diversion and whom the worldly life has deluded.” In other words, do not violate the Qur’an or take your religion lightly and use it for worldly gain. And this is what people like Anwar and Husni are doing. They present an image of piety while they behave like satan (setan).
According to Ustadz Al-Yazid bin Abdul Qadir Jawas, Abu Sa’id al-Khudri radi anhu said, “I heard the Messenger sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam say, ‘Whoever amongst you see munkar, then let him change it with his hand (power), if he is unable, then with his tongue (advised), and if he is not able to as well, then with his heart (is not happy and do not agree), and thus it is the least of weak faith’.” This Hadith Saheeh was reported by Muslim (no. 49) plus many other Hadith reporters and is one of the most common of the many Hadith.
In short, it is compulsory that you oppose kemunkaran even if the best you can do is hate it in your heart and you dare not openly oppose it by being vocal or resisting it by force. Even then it would mean your faith is very weak. And if you instead try to cover it up, even if it is your own husband, then you will fall into the same category as the sinner or an accessory to the act.
Most if not all Muslims knows this because this is the very basic teaching of Islam. And Fauziah also knows this perfectly well. So she is torn between being a good Muslim and obeying the Qur’an and trying to save her husband just like how Wan Azizah is doing regarding Anwar.
Everyone knows that Wan Azizah is aware of Anwar’s misdeeds and that she even complained about it to Siti Hasmah prior to September 1998. So that makes Wan Azizah a fasiq Muslim in the eyes of most Malays. Fauziah knows that she is at a crossroads of her life and she has to decide whether to enter the realm of the fasiq or remain in the realm of the soleh. It is a hard choice to make and one that requires tepuk dada tanya iman and not tepuk dada tanya selera.
(Fasiq is an Arabic term referring to someone who violates Islamic law. As a fasiq is considered unreliable, his or her testimony is not accepted in Islamic courts. The terms fasiq and fisq are sometimes rendered as “impious”, “venial sinner”, or “depraved”.)
So now the ball is in Fauziah’s court. Does she want to be a Fasiq Muslim or a Soleh Muslim? “And most of them We found not true to their covenant, but most of them We found indeed Fasiqun,” says the Quran (Surah Al-A’raf, 7:102).
As they say, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. So it is not enough that Fauziah acts with good intentions to save her husband. She must act with good iman. And this is what is troubling her. So we will see whether Fauziah retains her iman and leave Husni to solve his own problem or whether she will become another Wan Azizah and cover her husband’s back and try to save him from drowning.
PKR wants Husni to contest in Tambun in the next general election. Maybe Husni should take the first flight out to Jordan instead to continue his religious studies as he said he wants to do. PKR also advised Husni that his best defence is to just deny all and every allegation against him. But it is imperative that his wife stands beside him to make the denial effective.
Many people will believe what you say if your wife stands beside you and supports your denial if they can believe that Mahathir’s three sons became billionaires not because dadi-kasi but because they are smart business people.