Party has re­placed Umno as Pas’ top ad­ver­sary, says ex-Pe­nang Youth chief

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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.

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