PAS assures won’t label those opposing Hadi’s Bill as infidels

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KUALA LUMPUR: PAS will not discriminate against those who oppose the bill to amend the Shariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965, PAS Secretary-General Takiyuddin Hassan said today.

Takiyuddin said MPs had the right to oppose or support the bill.

“PAS is not involved in labelling or calling names. If PAS people use labels, that is a personal matter and does not represent PAS.

“PAS has never agreed with that and will not work together with those who like to indiscriminately label (others),” he told reporters at Parliament.

Takiyuddin said this when commenting on the party leadership’s meeting with Islamic Studies lecturer Muhamad Rozaimi Ramle from Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) concerning certain accusations made against PAS on social media.

The meeting was attended by lawyer and DAP Pahang member Zulhazmi Shariff, former Perlis mufti Juanda Jaya and PKR’s Wan Ji Wan Hussein.

Takiyuddin, however, refused to reveal when the meeting had taken place, only saying that it was in Kuala Lumpur.

The Kota Bharu MP said the meeting was to obtain an explanation concerning the accusations made against PAS on social media. He did not give details of the accusations.

“The meeting was not a closed one. They (the accusations) were made by Facebook users, but I don’t use the website, so I don’t know what has been happening.

“We have never said that opposing (the bill) makes you an infidel. This is a democratic process. Whoever wants to support, go ahead. Those that do not are not required to,” Takiyuddin said.