Zul asks people to reject document on PAS welfare state

(Bernama) – An Independent MP has called on the people to reject the document on a PAS Welfare State which he claims contains sweet promises of the opposition party in its attempt to take Putrajaya in the next general election.

Datuk Zulkifli Noordin, the MP for Kulim-Bandar Baharu, said the document was engineered solely to oppose the concept of moderate Islam which formed the basis of the 1Malaysia Concept of “People First, Performance Now”.

In the latest entry in his blog, he said he felt that the opposition was pressured by the approach of moderation promoted by the government helmed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Zulkifli said that in 2003, PAS had come up with the document on an Islamic State to oppose the Islam Hadhari concept introduced by then prime minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

“But now that 2003 document has been discarded by PAS and the new document was launched by its president, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, on Dec 11. PAS itself rejected the document on the Islamic State and its struggle for an Islamic state on the grounds that the Quran did not make any reference to an Islamic state,” he said.

Zulkifli said there was nothing to stop PAS from discarding its document on a welfare state to replace it with something else, and added that PAS’s stand seemed to waver with its alignment with the DAP.