6 February 2019
Why did PAS cut ties with DAP? For being ‘enemy of Islam’, Hadi claims
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 6 — Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang today sought to explain why PAS ended its alliance with DAP some years back, and in doing so accused the latter party of being an “enemy of Islam.”
In a Facebook post, the PAS president said this was also why the Islamist party cut ties with its former members and leaders who have since left the party and allowed “non-Muslims” to lead them.
“PAS cut off its relations with parties that showed it is an enemy of Islam and challenged Islamic leadership like DAP and others.
“The same goes with PAS members and leaders who left the party because their cause is lost and it is no longer in accordance with Islamic principles, they fled from the Islamic cause and showed their attitude of allowing a non-Muslim, who are clear enemies of Islam and its people, to lead them so they can obtain power and position,” Abdul Hadi wrote.
However, Abdul Hadi also said that cooperation with non-believers are based on necessity and things can change according to the situation and whether the conditions are met or else it becomes prohibited.
DAP and PAS were once allies in the now-defunct Pakatan Rakyat, and before that Barisan Alternatif.
22 January 2019
Reason why Hadi is telling lies about DAP being anti-Malay and anti-Islam was because the DAP had refused to support Hadi as the Prime Minister candidate for the 13th General Election
The reason why the PAS President Datuk Seri Hadi Awang and other PAS leaders are telling lies about the DAP being anti-Malay and anti-Islam was because the DAP had refused to support Hadi as the Prime Minister candidate for Pakatan Rakyat in the 13th General Election in 2013.
Before the 13th General Election, Hadi through the PAS leadership had approached me to broach the subject of a Prime Ministerial-designate, on the ground that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was not a suitable candidate.
PAS leaders were quite cunning as not to suggest themselves that Hadi should be the Prime Ministerial candidate for Pakatan Rakyat, and diplomatically suggested that their proposal for a suitable Prime Ministerial candidate was veteran UMNO politician Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.
When DAP leaders dissented and held to our view that Anwar should continue to be the Prime Ministerial candidate for Pakatan Rakyat, and we made no suggestion that Hadi should instead be considered as the Prime Ministerial candidate, PAS leaders dropped the subject as they knew that the DAP would not support Hadi as the Prime Minister-designate and the proposal to replace Anwar as the Prime Ministerial candidate was not further pursued.
On looking back at Hadi’s record and performance as PAS President, it was probably a great blessing in disguise that Pakatan Rakyat did not win a slim majority of the parliamentary seats to oust Datuk Seri Najib Razak and UMNO/Barisan Nasional from Putrajaya, as it would have been most likely that the country would be plunged into a constitutional crisis if Hadi had announce his “kingmaker” role and swung the support of the PAS MPs to prop up Najib to continue as Prime Minister in those circumstances in the 13th General Election in 2013.
For reasons best known to Hadi and his PAS leadership, PAS had always more supportive of Najib as Prime Minister despite his 1MDB scandal and national betrayal in causing Malaysia to be condemned by the world as a global kleptocracy, and probably bargain for the post of Deputy Prime Minister, than to support Anwar Ibrahim as Prime Minister and Anwar’s commitment to good governance and fight against corruption.
It is because DAP refused to support Hadi as Prime Ministerial candidate that he is now telling lies about the DAP being anti-Malay and anti-Islam. Hadi has forgotten during the heyday of Pakatan Raykat, he had been saying that it was haram to vote for UMNO and that it was the duty of every PAS member and supporter to vote for the DAP.
Political leaders in Malaysia should not be hypocrites or opportunists. In fact, all religions teach that hypocrisy and opportunism will lead to sin and wrongdoing, like supporting Najib despite his kleptocratic premiership – something that Hadi should publicly repent.
(Media Statement by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang at Ringlet, Cameron Highlands on Tuesday, 22nd January 2019)
PETALING JAYA: PAS will not work with Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia as the party is allies with DAP and Parti Amanah Negara, says Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang…
“We have a simple principle and that is to not work with any party that has relationships with DAP or Amanah. We have already made a decision that we will not cooperate – even with their allies. So there is no need to wait for a month. When they work with Amanah and DAP, then its over,” he said at an event in Ampang on Sunday.
Hadi was responding to questions on Pribumi chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad giving PAS one month to decide whether the party would join the Pakatan Harapan opposition pact in the run-up to the 14th general election.
On whether PAS would consider meeting leaders from Pribumi to discuss the issue, Hadi reiterated that it would not be necessary if the latter wanted to maintain ties with DAP and Amanah.
“Even for PKR, we will make a decision soon. The fact is, we are open to all and if it is strictly political, I would not mind, but both these parties (DAP and Amanah) are talking about RUU 355 (Hadi’s Private Member’s Bill which seeks to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act). That is one line you should not cross,” he said.
On Saturday, Dr Mahathir said PAS would need to make a decision on joining the Opposition pact within one month.