This must be a dream come true for Pas vice-president Husam Musa. A rare face-to-face meeting with Barisan Nasional strongman Pehin Sri Taib Mahmud in his office at Wisma Bapa Malaysia in Petrajaya Kuching. It's certainly very brave of Husam to enter the lion's den but from the way Husam is seated, you could work out his actual 'size' as a politician. If all those wild accusations and allegations hurled by DAP, PKR and Pas against the pioneer of party politics in Sarawak were to be stacked up, and Taib was indeed a tyrant as the DAP and PKR goons often portrayed him, Husam must have been history by now. But the meeting was not about politics. I was told Pehin Sri Taib agreed to allocate a few minutes of his time to listen to Husam's logic to demand an increase of oil royalty from the Federal Government for oil producing states in Malaysia. (we leave aside the legality and all that EEZ facts) Husam leads the R for Royalti , a Kelantan-based movement that makes noise promising billions of ringgit for Kelantanese ... not very different from Hindraf's old promise of approximately 1million pound for every Malaysian of Indian origin.
p/sI won't be surprised if Sarawak PAS decided to dump their untrustworthy sleeping partners and apply to join Barisan Nasional in the near future.