PAS president Tan Sri Hadi Awang has branded the unity government of newly minted Prime Minister (PM) Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as a “minority government supported by robbers, pirates, gangsters, secret societies, and givers and recipients of bribes”.
“In their (GE15 campaign) speeches, they mention about fighting corruption, robbers and pirates. But when they form a government, they invite these types of people to make up their numbers. How can we accept them?” Harakah Daily quoted Hadi who successfully defended his Marang parliamentary seat in the recent 15th General Election (GE15) as saying.
“We have dignity. We Muslims have to follow the laws of our religion. God’s order is superior to the orders of all the governments in this world. This must be understood,” he told a gathering at the Darul Ummah Mentara Integrated Islamic Foundation Elementary School (SRITI) in Rompin, Negri Sembilan on Monday night (Nov 28).
Earlier, Hadi also belittled Anwar’s unity government as merely “a minority government with minority support” given that “it is dominated by DAP and non-Muslims”.
He further claimed that more than 80% of the Malays (in Peninsular Malaysia) and Bumiputeras in Sabah and Sarawak had voted for Perikatan Nasional (PN) as well as the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) and the Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) thus creating a “majority-elect legitimate government”.
“At first, it was dominated by Bumiputera Muslim majority. But suddenly, it became a minority government. And we were told to support a minority government,” he pointed out.
He further contended that the so-called minority government is “only” made up of PKR, DAP, Amanah and supposedly UMNO “whereby there was commotion and protest on the UMNO side which indicated that something unhealthy had happened”.
“Some people say it’s true that they have a Kita Boleh! theme. (Apparently) everything is allowed, whether halal (permissible) or haram (prohibited), even cheating is allowed,” lamented Hadi.
“(So) how can we be expected to follow the minority government? Especially when something immoral is happening and more so, we are the majority. (The method is) we need to be patient, we still respect the rule of democracy.”
According to a tabulation by Malaysiakini, of the 148 MPs supporting Anwar as MP, Malays make up the most with 50 being ethnic Malay, followed by Chinese MPs at 43, Muslim Bumiputera from East Malaysia (27), non-Muslim Bumiputera from East Malaysia (16), and Indian or others (12). – Nov 30, 2022