Pas members rally behind Hadi
GELANG PATAH: A group of Pas supporters is rallying behind its party president, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, over his decision to sever ties with DAP.
The group’s representative, Hairy Rizwan, said the actions of DAP leaders, especially its adviser Lim Kit Siang, did not bode well with Pas’s aspirations to form an Islamic government.
He said other political parties in cahoots with DAP, including PKR and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM), were also backstabbing Pas.
Hairy was with 100 party members and supporters who had gathered after Friday prayers outside Masjid Jamek here yesterday.
They held banners bearing photos of Lim with the words, “Bangsa Johor tidak memerlukan rasis ini” (Bangsa Johor does not need this racist person) and another banner with a photo of PPBM chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad with the words, “Bangsa Johor tak memerlukan orang ini” (Bangsa Johor does not need this person).
Hairy said PKR and PPBM were being used by DAP, which rejected the Pas initiative to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965, or RUU 355, to empower syariah courts.
“PKR and PPBM under Dr Mahathir are backstabbing Pas while they attempt to reach out to befriend Pas. We see through their ploy.
“Both PKR and PPBM have rejected RUU 355, so why should we work with parties that are being controlled and manipulated by DAP?”
Hairy said as a member of the Pas grassroots in the Gelang Patah parliamentary constituency, he had helped Lim win the seat in the last general election.
However, they were disappointed with the DAP supremo and his party for manipulating the Malays in opposition-held states, such as Selangor and Penang.
“Today, we express our regret and hatred towards this enemy of the Malays.
“Clearly, Lim Kit Siang has turned his back on the Malays.”
Pas supporters rallying outside Masjid Jamek in Gelang Patah, Johor Baru, yesterday.