Pas protests DAP’s al­leged med­dling

New Straits Times - - News -

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.

PIC BY AMIR IRSYAD OMAR

Azmi Man speak­ing to news­men dur­ing the Pas protest out­side Masjid Jamiul Al-Badawi in Kepala Batas yes­ter­day.

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