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