PETALING JAYA: PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang has lashed out at an unnamed group seeking to take over Putrajaya, describing its members as the “slaves” of the “enemies of Islam who monopolise the votes of one race”.
He said these “slaves” were willing to do anything to seize power, including becoming “hatchet men, cursing others and being used as tools to do dirty work”.
“What actually is mandated of them is to carry out reforms in tandem with Muslim leaders and to uphold Islam, regardless of who sits in the Putrajaya chair,” he wrote in a Facebook post.
“The people are also obligated to reject any party or anyone who serves as the slaves of those out to destroy the foundation of the constitution, or become the slaves of colonialists, or to invite colonialists to return,” he said.
Last month, Hadi had questioned the motive of the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) investigations into alleged embezzlement linked to 1MDB, likening support for the probe to inviting foreign interference.
“It is enough that we were colonised for centuries and the effects are still present.
“Suddenly, (some of us) want to invite the colonialists back or open the door for them to come to solve our problems,” he had written in an open letter responding to the DoJ lawsuits seeking to seize assets allegedly bought with stolen 1MDB funds.
Hadi is among those in PAS who frequently criticises Pakatan Harapan, and is seen to be friendly with Umno leaders, including Prime Minister Najib Razak.
In his post today, Hadi said Malaysia would only be secure if it was led by Muslims who were able to bring changes based on Islam.
“Uphold Islam, the country will be secure. Uphold others without Islam, all will not be safe,” he said.
“Muslims form the core of the nation and must be respected. Don’t forget that Muslims willingly accepted a plural society and allowed freedom of religion, granting citizenship and guaranteeing rights under the constitution.”
Hadi also criticised non-Muslims in Malaysia who accepted western ideologies “alien to their religion and race”.
“Why not try the Islamic approach in managing politics, the economy and society without forsaking their own religion?
“If they don’t want to accept this, then don’t oppose it,” he said.