‘Pas wrong to support DAP’s views’


(NST) – MUSLIMS  in the country are aware that Pas’ struggle is no longer about upholding the religion, after it decided to collaborate with DAP.

This was the opinion of Gerakan Anti-Penyelewengan Kedah chairman Khairul Anuar Ramli, who said the statement on Monday by Pas life member and national laureate Datuk Dr Shahnon Ahmad reflected the reality that the party was subservient to the DAP.

“What DAP wants is clearly against Islam, but Pas is still in partnership with them.

“Pas should be fighting for Islam and its principles, not supporting DAP’s struggle,” he said yesterday.

Shahnon was reported to have said that Pas had deviated from its original Islamic struggle after it chose to conform to views from opposing parties such as the DAP.

He had also said that Pas’ stand was in contradiction with Islam as the party was supposed to spearhead the religion.

Khairul Anuar said Pas’ deviation began last year when opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s supporters within the party won support in the muktamar (conference) after they were backed by the DAP.

“Pas’ stance on hudud law and its Islamic state aspirations have faded now that the idea has been struck down by DAP leaders Lim Kit Siang, Lim Guan Eng and Karpal Singh.”

He alleged that Pas spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat was afraid of his DAP counterparts.

“They had probably warned him privately that Pas would be ejected from the Pakatan Rakyat coalition if its leaders continued to champion hudud.”

Following Shahnon’s statement, Pas assistant secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan came out in defence of the party, claiming the national laureate’s views were merely personal opinion.

“He (Shahnon) is just an ordinary member and his comments on party matters do not reflect Pas’ stand,” he had said.

Takiyuddin also said no action would be taken against Shahnon as it was normal for party members to have differing views.