PAS: Kit Siang’s Quranic exhortation doesn’t mean anything

Muhammad-Khalil-Abdul-Hadi-lim-kit-siangPETALING JAYA: A PAS leader today said Lim Kit Siang was able to invoke Quranic verses but questioned his opposition to the party’s efforts to introduce laws based on the Muslim holy book.

“Many are able to recite the Quran, yet are against its teachings,” said PAS Youth leader Muhammad Khalil Abdul Hadi, responding to the DAP leader’s call on Attorney-General Mohamad Apandi Ali recently.

Lim had quoted two verses from a chapter in the Quran on speaking out the truth, in urging Apandi to take action against those responsible in the 1MDB affair.

This was after Apandi said he only feared God in discharging his duties, following a challenge by Pakatan Harapan chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad that he take an oath in a mosque that Prime Minister Najib Razak was indeed innocent in the 1MDB affair.

Last year, Apandi cleared Najib of wrongdoing after some RM2.6 billion was transferred into the prime minister’s personal bank account. Najib said the money was a gift for Umno’s general election campaign.

Yesterday, Dr Mahathir praised Lim, describing it as the best form of “dakwah” (propagation) to Apandi.

But Khalil told FMT that Lim had yet to retract statements “that touched on Muslim sensitivities”.

“Especially when it comes to implementing (Islamic) laws in Kelantan or in Malaysia,” he added.

DAP has criticised PAS’s motion to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 (Act 355), to increase punishment on shariah offenders.