‘Pas works with BN, govt on things that are good’

New Straits Times - - News -


Hadi’s bill was pre­sented in Par­lia­ment on April 6, the fi­nal day of the De­wan Rakyat sit­ting.

How­ever, the de­bate on the bill was post­poned to the next Par­lia­ment meet­ing.

Later, Hadi de­nied that Pas had a “dif­fer­ent re­la­tion­ship” with the Barisan Na­sional-led gov­ern­ment.

For ex­am­ple, he said, Pas re­jected the gov­ern­ment’s pro­posal to amend the Law Re­form (Mar­riage and Di­vorce) Act 1976 (Act 164) as it was against the teach­ings of Is­lam.

“We work with them on things that are good, such as the peo­ple’s wel­fare, but we are against mat­ters that are not in line with Is­lamic teach­ings. We re­ject amend­ments to Act 164 be­cause they are not suit­able for our so­ci­ety, but Pakatan Hara­pan is agree­able to them.”

Hadi said Pas would go ahead with its third bloc, “Ga­gasan Se­jahtera”, that the party would in­tro­duce in the gen­eral elec­tion.

In March last year, af­ter Pas’ fall­out with DAP and the dis­band­ment of Pakatan Rakyat, it formed a po­lit­i­cal al­liance with Parti Ikatan Bangsa Malaysia, mak­ing it the coun­try’s third po­lit­i­cal force.

On Aug 13 the same year, Hadi an­nounced that Ga­gasan Se­jahtera would be the of­fi­cial name of their po­lit­i­cal co­op­er­a­tion.

Af­ter the muk­ta­mar, Hadi said the bloc would not co­op­er­ate with Pakatan Hara­pan or BN, and was pre­pared to face them in the 14th Gen­eral Elec­tion.

He said Pas had con­ducted its own study on the party’s chances in the gen­eral elec­tion and found that it had a “good chance” of win­ning 40 seats they were aim­ing for.

The Marang mem­ber of par­lia­ment dis­agreed that Pas would get the small­est num­ber of votes when con­test­ing as the third bloc against BN and Pakatan Hara­pan.

“Our study was con­ducted not ran­domly, or over the phone.

“We have our ma­chin­ery to con­duct the na­tion­wide study,” he said.

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