Is Husam Musa's defeat to Nasaruddin Mat Isa for the PAS deputy Presidency, a clear rejection of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim?
Although some people believe that Nasaruddin's thrashing of Husam, the protege of Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat shows that the party prefers to stick to the Ulamak faction to rule the party, many believe that the party delegates have sent a clear message that they do not favour Anwar.
If that is the case, surely Pakatan Rakyat, the adhoc coalition of Opposition parties are in for more trouble. This is so because Anwar has clearly proclaimed himself as the leader of the so-called coalition.
My name is Mohd Ashraf Abdullah. I was born and raised in Tampin, Negeri Sembilan. I am a journalist at heart. I served the New Straits Times as a journalist for 17 years, beginning as a cadet reporter in 1988. I was trained to be a political writer. I served the NST in various capacities including as Staff Correspondent of the Kuantan Bureau and London Correspondent. I resigned as News Editor in 2004 to join Golden Hope Plantations Berhad as Deputy General Manager, Group Corporate Affairs. Two years later I was made General Manager, Group Corporate Affairs. When Golden Hope and Kumpulan Guthrie Berhad were merged with Sime Darby Berhad in November 2007, I chose not to accept the offer of employment by the merged entity. I was a scholar of the British Government and possess a Masters Degree in International Studies and Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. I am also a Jefferson's Fellow of the East West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.