Anti-ABU man ‘Baharom’ a supporter of Hasan Ali?

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“Baharom” the anti-ABU mobster is alleged by some bloggers to be Muhd Razali of Shah Alam (Facebook photo, right). His photo album on Facebook also contains a picture of a Hasan Ali ceramah poster.

Selangor power play

Hasan Ali, formerly of PAS, has ambitions of being Selangor menteri besar and has been at the forefront of moves for a PAS-Umno marriage of convenience in the name of Malay and Muslim unity.

Pakatan Rakyat 36 seats (with Hasan Ali)
Umno 20 seats

PKR & DAP: 28 PAS & Umno: 28

Such a union, whether by coalition or merger, would lay the foundations for Umno’s takeover of the Selangor state administration. They would have a combined total of 28 seats in the State Assembly, on level terms with the Pakatan Rakyat: Umno (20 seats) and PAS including Hasan Ali (8) against Pakatan Rakyat’s PKR (15 seats) and DAP (13).

There seems to be a link, though perhaps coincidental and tenuous, between controversial former PAS leader Hasan Ali and the man called “Baharom”, or Muhamad Razali, alleged in some blogs to be the leader of the mob that broke up the ABU-Hindraf ceramah on Saturday, at which one man was injured.

There is no indication that Hasan Ali has any involvement with the action of the mob. However, he has been linked to Umno’s moves to regain power in Selangor through a PAS-Umno coalition.

The link to Hasan Ali comes from the Facebook profile of Muhamad Razali, a Shah Alam resident in his late 20s, and formerly from Klang, who was identified by some bloggers and blog commenters as being the mobster leader named as “Baharom” in photos posted online. There is a facial resemblance.

On his profile, Muhamad Razali says he attended SMK Jalan Kebun (school year 2002), which is in the locality where the ceramah was held, in a Shah Alam community hall. (Jalan Kebun, runs between Klang and Shah Alam, and goes past Kampung Jawa, Kota Kemuning and Bukit Kemuning, to Kampung Jalan Kebun.)

Link to Hasan Ali

Md Razali’s profile photo album includes a picture of a ceramah poster featuring Hasan Ali, the controversial former Selangor executive councillor for Islamic affairs who was recently expelled by PAS and then sacked from the Selangor Exco.

Hasan Ali has also waged an anti-Christian campaign, alleging large numbers of Muslims being converted to Christianity, and backed a controversial » raid on a Damansara Utama Methodist Church dinner at which several Muslims were present.

He and Nasharudin Mat Isa, a former PAS deputy president, were in secret talks on a coalition with Umno after the March 2008 general elections, in which the Umno-led Barisan Nasional lost power in Selangor.

Since then, Umno president Najib Tun Razak has taken charge of Selangor Umno with the aim of dislodging the Pakatan Rakyat.

Hasan Ali and Nasharudin are believed to have been dropped from the PAS line-up of election candidates for the next election, according to Utusan Malaysia.

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