DAP IS PAS’ NO.1 ENEMY,
Party has replaced Umno as Pas’ top adversary, says ex-Penang Youth chief
APAS delegate at the party’s 63rd muktamar here has described DAP as Pas’ “number one” enemy and accused it of being anti-Islam.
Penang Pas delegate Mohd Yusni Mat Piah yesterday hit out at DAP for allegedly practising the politics of “animals” and “vengeance”.
Yusni, who is also former Penang Pas Youth chief, said DAP had taken over Umno’s spot as the Islamic party’s No. 1 enemy.
“DAP’s rejection of the proposed amendments to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 shows that the party is against Islam.
“Their politics is the politics of the jungle, the politics of animals and the politics of vengeance,” he said when debating the president’s keynote speech at the assembly held at Pas Kedah Complex in Kota Sarang Semut here.
Yusni was referring to the sacking of two Penang Island City Council councillors recently.
He also told the muktamar that before DAP came into power in Penang in 2008, the party was critical of projects planned by the then Barisan Nasional state government, including the Penang Outer Ring Road and monorail projects.
“However, the DAP-led state government approved mega projects, including the three manmade islands to generate money from developers and build houses, not for the poor, but for the elite and wealthy,” he said.
Yusni was referring to the reclamation project in Batu Maung, which is fiercely opposed by local fishermen.
The project is part of the Penang government’s plan to fund part of the Penang Transport Master Plan.
Pas Terengganu delegate Hishammuddin Abdul Karim said the people should support Pas as none of its leaders were implicated in corruption, unlike those from DAP and PKR.
Hishammuddin was referring the ongoing graft cases involving DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng and Ampang PKR Youth leader Datuk Adam Rosly.
Lim, who is also Penang chief minister, is facing trial over the purchase of his bungalow in George Town at below market price.
Adam was recently charged with providing authorities with forged documents and false statements.
Selangor Pas delegate Zaidy Abdul Talib, meanwhile, pledged to resign from his Selangor state executive councillor’s post should the Pas Syura Council decide to sever ties with PKR.
Zaidy claimed the other two Selangor executive councillors from Pas would follow suit.
“Selangor Pas stands solidly behind the party leadership. Whatever the decision it and the Syura Council makes, we will obey.”
Zaidy holds the Infrastructure and Public Amenities, Modernising Agriculture and Agrobased Industries portfolio in the Selangor state government.
Delegates listening to a speech debating the party president’s keynote address at the Pas Kedah Complex in Kota Sarang Semut, Alor Star, yesterday. (Inset) Penang Pas delegate Mohd Yusni Mat Piah says DAP practises the politics of the jungle.