KUALA KANGSAR: Despite being attacked by former Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad over and over again, PAS has forgiven the former Umno strongman.
PAS President Abdul Hadi Awang said this was especially the case when it came to hudud.
“I know Mahathir has held a grudge against PAS for a long time as he had lost to PAS before,” he told party supporters at a forum last night.
“Mahathir says I don’t know Islam. I studied Islam. Mahathir studied medicine.”
Hadi said he had no intention of mocking Mahathir, but sadly, he said, the former premier did not read about Islam.
He added that PAS forgave Mahathir for not reading, but by right he should read.
“If a Muslim does not read about Islam, even at 90, that person would not mature. It is unfortunate.”
After the event, Hadi told reporters that Mahathir’s backing of Amanah would not affect PAS in the Kuala Kangsar by-election.
Hadi said he believed PAS would cause an upset and win the seat.
Prior to this, Mahathir had appealed to Kuala Kangsar voters to vote for Amanah candidate Dr Ahmad Termizi Ramli.