PETALING JAYA: Ampang PKR has urged the police to take strict action against Abdul Hadi Awang over his claim that DAP promotes Islamophobia, after a report was lodged against the PAS president yesterday.
Ampang PKR communications chief Syafiq Zulkifli hit out at Hadi over his claim, saying such seditious statements could threaten the unity of the country.
“The hatred that politicians like Hadi try to sow causes disharmony and hampers economic growth as it can affect investor confidence.
“Strict action must be taken by the cops against those who challenge the nation’s sovereignty and those involved in any elements of treachery against the King’s decree for a unity government,” he said in a statement.
Yesterday, an NGO named Raudhatul Muslimin lodged a police report against Hadi, saying his remarks were slanderous and not in line with the teachings of Islam and could disrupt public order.
It also accused Hadi of not respecting the constitution and the King.
Earlier, Hadi accused DAP of promoting Islamophobia and preventing PAS from being in a position of power. He described the Pakatan Harapan component party as “immoral”.
On Sunday, he used a football analogy to say that although a team had won, the referee “suddenly gave extra time” to give a chance to those who had already lost “so that they could win by any means”.
His comment, a quote from a column he wrote for PAS organ Harakah, was interpreted as a reference to the Agong’s call for the formation of a unity federal government.