HADI: WE‘VE NEVER BEEN

Pas is con­sis­tent with its strug­gles, never runs down other par­ties, says its chief

New Straits Times - - News -

ALOR STAR

PAS pres­i­dent Datuk Seri Ab­dul Hadi Awang yes­ter­day chided DAP sec­re­tary-gen­eral Lim Guan Eng for al­leg­ing that Pas has been sesat or lost in pol­i­tics for mak­ing the party its No. 1 en­emy.

Hadi stressed that Pas was the most con­sis­tent with it strug­gles com­pared to other par­ties, in­clud­ing DAP.

“We have been con­sis­tent with our strug­gles and we have never run down other par­ties’ poli­cies.

“It was DAP which had breached our co­op­er­a­tion agree­ment by ob­ject­ing to Pas’ strug­gles.”

Hadi was com­ment­ing on Lim’s state­ment in Pe­nang ear­lier that Pas had de­vi­ated from its ac­tual po­lit­i­cal strug­gle if the party turned DAP into its “No. 1” en­emy.

“They have for­got­ten who are their en­e­mies and friends.”

Lim was com­ment­ing on the re­marks by a Pe­nang Pas del­e­gate at the 63rd Pas Muk­ta­mar, Yusni Mat Piah who la­belled DAP as the “No. 1” en­emy for op­pos­ing Pas’ strug­gles to up­hold Is­lamic in­ter­est in the coun­try.

Ear­lier in his wind­ing-up speech at the muk­ta­mar, Hadi urged the Reg­is­trar of So­ci­eties to look into po­lit­i­cal par­ties that did not re­spect the Fed­eral Con­sti­tu­tion.

“Do these par­ties re­spect Is­lam as the re­li­gion of the fed­er­a­tion? The con­cept of con­sti­tu­tional monar­chy? Do they re­spect Ba­hasa Malaysia as the of­fi­cial lan­guage?

“What about the rights of the Bu­mi­put­era? Do po­lit­i­cal par­ties re­spect this?

“Pas re­spects all this as Is­lam is the core of the party’s strug­gle.”

Asked whether Pas would hold a dis­cus­sion with DAP-led Pakatan Hara­pan to en­sure a straight fight with Barisan Na­sional in the 14th Gen­eral Elec­tion (GE14), Hadi said there was no need for that.

He said Pas had its own foun­da­tion to fol­low and the mat­ter of dis­cus­sion with Pakatan Hara­pan had never arisen.

“We can­not dis­cuss based on as­sump­tion and we are not do­ing busi­ness on thin air.

“We have 195 di­vi­sions and more than 7,000 branches… they do not have such strength.”

PIC BY AMRAN HAMID

Pas del­e­gates show­ing their sup­port dur­ing the wind­ing-up speech of their pres­i­dent, Datuk Seri Ab­dul Hadi Awang, at the 63rd Pas Muk­ta­mar in Alor Star yes­ter­day.

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