PAS MUK­TA­MAR PASSES PRO­POSAL ON MALAY MUS­LIM UNITY

Un­healthy politics that harm re­li­gion, peo­ple and coun­try must be pre­vented, says Pas Youth

New Straits Times - - NEWS / NATION - VEENA RUSLI AND HANNEEYZAH BARIAH BA­HARIN cnews@nstp.com.my

THE 64th Pas Muk­ta­mar has passed a pro­posal to pro­mote Malay Mus­lim unity in the coun­try. It was one of six pro­pos­als passed without de­bate on the fi­nal day of the Muk­ta­mar at the Gong Badak In­door Sta­dium.

Un­der the “peo­ple’s unity” prin­ci­ple, the Pas Youth Cen­tral Com­mit­tee (DPPP) felt that unity should be fur­ther strength­ened.

It said Pas needed to pre­vent un­healthy politics that could harm the har­mony and fu­ture of the re­li­gion, peo­ple and coun­try.

DPPP felt that there was a wave of change and aware­ness among the peo­ple to­wards politics and Pas needed to re­spond to it to lead the na­tion.

“The con­sti­tu­tion states that Is­lam is the of­fi­cial re­li­gion of the na­tion, mak­ing it the de­cider for the con­tin­ued har­mo­nious de­vel­op­ment of the var­i­ous com­mu­ni­ties in the coun­try.

“DPPP un­der­stands that wrong racial and re­li­gious sen­ti­ments have in­vari­ably brought about dis­par­ity and mis­un­der­stand­ing, which must be avoided.

“We re­gret that there have been threats to­wards the na­tion’s pil­lars, which are Is­lam, Malay rulers, Malay re­serve land, Malay lan­guage and cit­i­zen­ship, brought about by Pakatan Hara­pan, pro­moted by DAP.”

The Muk­ta­mar ap­proved a pro­posal by the Dewan Ulama and Dewan Mus­li­mat to de­fend the sta­tus of Is­lam in the coun­try.

They said Pakatan Hara­pan had a soft ap­proach to­wards threats against Is­lam.

“As Shia be­liefs spread, de­viant teach­ings and prac­tices that are against Is­lam have been brought into Mus­lim so­ci­ety.

“They are spread via non-gov­ern­men­tal or­gan­i­sa­tions that claim to fight for hu­man and re­li­gious rights.”

They urged the party lead­er­ship to be firm on the spe­cial rights of Is­lam, as en­shrined in the Con­sti­tu­tion, and called for ac­tion against anti-Mus­lim state­ments, in­clud­ing those that dis­par­age the im­ple­men­ta­tion of syariah laws.

“We want the govern­ment to re­solve mat­ters con­cern­ing the LGBT (les­bian, gay, bi­sex­ual and trans­gen­der) com­mu­nity.”

Four other pro­pos­als passed without de­bate were the Task Force for East Malaysia, pro­posal to sta­bilise the Dewan Him­punan Penyokong Pas, recog­ni­tion for re­li­gious schools and re­in­forc­ing Ga­gasan Se­jahtera.

BER­NAMA PIC

Pas pres­i­dent Datuk Seri Ab­dul Hadi Awang (cen­tre, in green) and the party’s lead­er­ship wav­ing the Jalur Gemi­lang in con­junc­tion with Malaysia Day at the 64th Pas Muk­ta­mar in Gong Badak, Kuala Nerus, yes­ter­day.

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