DAP ‘childish’, PAS sec-gen says after attacks on Hadi


(Malay Mail Online) – DAP’s decision to sever ties with PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang was “childish” as the cooperation in Pakatan Rakyat (PR) involved parties rather than individuals, Datuk Mustafa Ali said today.

The PAS secretary-general also criticised DAP’s actions to ostracise Hadi, saying it was unbecoming and “unnecessary” for a party that wanted to maintain good ties with PAS

“It is a childish decision by DAP. It is like they don’t understand politics,” he told Malay Mail Online when contacted.

“Why attack Hadi? The relationship in Pakatan Rakyat is not centred on individuals but parties,” Mustafa added.

Earlier today, DAP’s Lim Guan Eng said Hadi should leave PR if he insists on wanting to implement hudud in Kelantan.

The DAP secretary-general said that Hadi’s unilateral action in submitting two private member’s bills in Parliament did not “reflect” the actions of a PR leader.

DAP today also pilloried Hadi for his party’s hudud push, saying it will no longer work with him even as it vowed to remain in the informal opposition pact.

The DAP’s central executive committee that met last night accused Hadi of cooperating with Umno on hudud, in violation of the pact’s common consensus and Common Policy Framework.

The decision will prevent the PR presidential council from carrying out any policy decisions as consensus agreement is required, but will leave the state administrations of Selangor and Penang undisturbed.

On March 19, PAS-ruled Kelantan passed key amendments to its Shariah Criminal Code II 1993 in a move to enable the eventual implementation of hudud in the Malay-majority east coast state.

Hadi last week served notice to Parliament on the proposed Bill but BN’s law minister Datuk Nancy Shukri said it may not make it into the order paper for the current session as there are many others on the schedule.

With DAP and PKR’s rejection, PAS and its 21 MPs in the lower House must rely on all of Umno’s MPs plus more from other non-Muslim parties in order to get a simple majority of 112 votes to get the Bill passed.