DATUK Seri Anwar Ibrahim has raised doubts about PAS president Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang’s understanding of the Federal Constitution.
According to the Prime Minister, it was mind-boggling that Hadi would think that the federal government could change due to the results of an election in six states.
Anwar said it was a fact that the federal government was formed through a majority support shown in Parliament, and that two-thirds of MPs have thrown their support behind the unity government.
“Let me ask you, Hadi, do you understand the Malaysian Constitution? The ones who get to decide the standing of the federal government are the members of parliament,” the PKR president said in a speech at the Jelajah Perpaduan Madani ceramah event in Tanah Merah, Kelantan last night (Aug 7).
“Even the Sabah and Sarawak parties have thrown their support behind the unity government.
“It’s not wrong if PAS wants to get into a frenzy. Just let them be, but I want to ask, why do you want to govern? The water issue in Kelantan hasn’t even been resolved but it only took me several months to approve RM500 mil to resolve the water woes in Kelantan.”
Also present at the event was Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
On Sunday night, Hadi said in his speech at the Munajat Akbar and PN Best tour in Sendayan, Negri Sembilan that there will be a change in the federal government if Perikatan Nasional (PN) wins all six states in the forthcoming state polls on Aug 12.
As such, he said it is crucial for the people especially the Malays to ensure higher voter turnout to give PN the victory in the six states, namely Pakatan Harapan-led Selangor, Negri Sembilan, Penang and the opposition states of Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu.
Meanwhile, at the Jelajah Perpaduan ceramah at the Chetok state constituency last night, Anwar also lamented that PAS had strayed from its founding struggles of fighting for Islam and is no longer the party it was.
The Tambun MP said PAS is now working not only with Bersatu but also Gerakan which had previously challenged the constitutionality of hudud law in court.
“Now (Gerakan) is a friend of PAS. But (before this) Gerakan challenged the constitutionality of the hudud law,” he said in his speech.
He said Perikatan Nasional (PN) also fielded 20 candidates from Gerakan, including in Malay areas in Penang.
According to Anwar, PAS accused the Pakatan Harapan (PH)-Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition of betraying Islam despite various allocations channelled by the unity government for the development of Islam.
The prime minister then asked the people of Kelantan to vote wisely in the state election on Aug 12.
Despite heavy rain and a flooded field, it was reported that more than 2,000 people attended the talk. – Aug 8, 2023