KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 (Bernama) – Two DAP members of parliament (MP) today denied allegations that the party is using the hudud law to remove PAS from Pakatan Rakyat.
Zairil Khir Johari (Bukit Bendera) said hudud was not the DAP agenda to get rid of PAS what more to topple PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.
“We are not trying to influence anybody. The DAP central executive committee (CEC) unanimously agreed that Pakatan Rakyat component parties must uphold the spirit of cooperation based on trust and mutual respect among leaders,” he told reporters at the parliament lobby, today.
Meanwhile, Ong Kian Ming (Serdang) urged PAS to make its stand and direction known to Pakatan Rakyat partners.
“We have declared that it is difficult to work with Abdul Hadi at this point of time, so PAS members have to decide their priority,” he added.
In KOTA BAHARU, Kelantan PAS deputy commissioner Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah said the DAP move to sideline Abdul Hadi could prove disastrous for Pakatan Rakyat.
“They just can’t push around our party president. I already said that a split in Pakatan Rakyat will not only be a loss to PAS, but also to the DAP.
“The DAP would not be able to defend Penang if PAS was not in Pakatan Rakyat,” he told reporters after Kelantan State Exco meeting, here today.
In SHAH ALAM, Kota Raja PKR division member Anthony Dass said non-Muslims who opposed hudud damaged racial ties and mutual respect between religions.
“I am a Christian who supports the implementation of hudud law in Kelantan as it has its advantages,” he added.
In GEORGE TOWN, the Penang PAS Ulama, Muslimat and Pemuda Council today expressed their support for party president Abdul Hadi on the hudud issue.
The council said the DAP decision to sever ties with Abdul Hadi tantamounts to severing ties with PAS.