Guan Eng asks Hadi: Why disrespect us if you’re still with us?


(Malay Mail Online) – DAP’s Lim Guan Eng demanded today that PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang explain why he has been working outside the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) framework when he still claims to be loyal to the pact.

The DAP secretary-general listed five questions that he said Hadi should answer to prove his commitment to PR, including the latter’s alleged refusal to adhere to the pact’s agreed policy on hudud, his recently expressed support for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and apparent support for the notion of teaming up with Umno to form a unity government.

“Hadi’s pronouncements are not consistent of being loyal and supportive of PR. If Hadi can not keep his promises, how then can DAP co-operate with Hadi on the basis of mutual trust and respect?” Lim asked in a statement.

On Hadi’s support for Najib, Lim noted that it came at a time when the prime minister was struggling to fend off accusations involving 1Malaysia Development Berhad’s massive RM42 billion debt pile.

He also questioned Hadi’s refusal to express support for PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail during the recent Permatang Pauh by-election.

On the hudud controversy, Lim said Hadi should explain his reasons for declaring it an obligation for Muslims to show anger to those in the DAP for opposing the Islamic penal code.

He said even senior leaders in PAS had avoided answering the five questions by “trying to blame DAP” for any break-up in PR.

“For asking these five simple questions, some PAS leaders have attacked DAP more viciously than they have attacked Umno.

“However DAP must be consistent in our principles by asking the same five questions, not only after the PAS Muktamar but before as well,” he said.

PAS has said it plans to re-evaluate co-operation with DAP during its Muktamar next month after the secular party severed ties with Hadi back in March.

Disagreement over hudud has caused PAS-DAP ties to devolve to the point of open insults and attacks between the leaders of the two parties, with a PAS leader pleading with the DAP to quit attacking the Islamist party and its president for the love of PR.

Vice-president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man had said the DAP’s incessant attacks were pushing the federal opposition pact to the brink of a break-up.