HADI: WE‘VE NEVER BEEN
Pas is consistent with its struggles, never runs down other parties, says its chief
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.”
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.