Pas mem­bers rally be­hind Hadi

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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.”

PIC BY MOHD AZREN JA­MALUDIN

Pas sup­port­ers ral­ly­ing out­side Masjid Jamek in Gelang Patah, Jo­hor Baru, yes­ter­day.

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