PETALING JAYA: PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang has described DAP as “droppings” of PAP, referring to Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party.
“PAP rules Singapore. Singapore was once in Malaysia, there were a lot of PAP branches in Malaysia. When Singapore exited Malaysia, PAP changed to DAP,” Hadi said in a speech in Rusila, Terengganu.
“So DAP is PAP’s droppings (anak butir tahi PAP),” he said, but quickly added that the language he used “may be a bit crude”.
PAS and DAP, once political allies under the now-defunct Pakatan Rakyat, had been fighting over Hadi’s private member’s bill to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 (Act 355).
The bill seeks to increase the punishments meted out by shariah courts in the country to 30 years jail, RM100,000 for fines, and 100 strokes of the cane.
In his speech last night, Hadi also defended his party’s close ties with Umno.
“We are only working with Umno (leaders), who are also Malay Muslims. Is that wrong?” he asked.
He said DAP had also been working with outside powers.
“They are working with the United States, and that is okay? (They are) working with foreign countries, discussing Malaysian politics, that’s okay?
“Malaysian politics, let Malaysians bring changes. There is no need to invite the US, the foreign countries, here,” he said.