Pas protests DAP’s alleged meddling
KEPALA BATAS: Pas has stepped up its protest against DAP for allegedly interfering with Islamic affairs in the state, particularly on fatwa (religious decree).
About 50 Pas members from the Kepala Batas division yesterday staged a demonstration after the Friday prayers outside Masjid Jamiul Al-Badawi here.
Led by party member Azmi Man, they chanted Hidup Islam
(Long Live Islam) and held up banners which read DAP jangan
cabar kesabaran kami tentang Islam (DAP don’t test our patience regarding Islam).
Azmi said the demonstration followed similar rallies by Pas members in other parts of Penang.
“We warn DAP, especially (secretary-general) Lim Guan Eng and Lim Kit Siang to not meddle with Islamic affairs in the state.
“Do not usurp the role of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to oversee the Islamic affairs in the state,” he said.
Azmi said grassroots members supported the stand by Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang to sever ties with DAP and its political allies.
“We hope dissenters in Pas and those who do not back the party’s president would resign.”
He said it was wrong for them to be quiet despite criticisms against the president by DAP and Parti Amanah Negara.
Present was Pas Kepala Batas division chief Bukhari Ghazali.
Azmi Man speaking to newsmen during the Pas protest outside Masjid Jamiul Al-Badawi in Kepala Batas yesterday.