PAS elected representatives have been warned not to forget their allegiance to the party or risk expulsion if they express support for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
PAS spiritual leader Datuk Hashim Jasin issued this warning in the wake of Bukit Gantang MP Datuk Syed Abu Hussin Hafiz Syed Abdul Fasal’s statement yesterday (Dec 11) that there will be at least another seven or eight Perikatan Nasional (PN) MPs who will declare their support for Anwar’s unity government.
“Of course, they will be dismissed from the party, they won’t be representing PAS in Parliament, but if they do it, they will automatically be dismissed,” the Islamist party leader was quoted as saying by FMT on Tuesday (Dec 12).
“To our honourable members, we have pledged allegiance in the name of God, hence we are not accountable only to the president or the central committee, we are accountable to God.
“We will face God to be judged for our actions. Speaking in front of God is formidable because He knows our intentions when we do things.”
Yesterday (Dec 11), Syed Abu Hussin revealed that there will be another seven or eight PN MPs, without specifying if they were from PAS or Bersatu, ready to throw their support behind Anwar and the unity government.
Syed Abu Hussin said he cannot reveal those names yet at the moment and only hinted that the PN MPs are from several states with all of them from Malay-majority areas.
According to Syed Abu Hussin, due to PN leaders’ reluctance to negotiate with the unity government over constituency allocations, a growing number of PN MPs are now willing to support Anwar.
However, Bersatu information chief Datuk Razali Idris was quick to dismiss Syed Abu Hussin’s claim by saying that he is confident that no more MPs from the party will throw their support behind Anwar’s administration.
“I am confident that there will be no more betrayal of BERSATU as there was with the previous five MPs.
“Bukit Gantang MP Syed Abu Hussin doesn’t need to associate others. Be a man, accept my challenge to resign and vacate your Parliamentary seat,” Razali was quoted as saying by Berita Harian yesterday (Dec 11).
Syed Abu Hussin became the fifth MP from PN to pledge their support for Anwar’s leadership during the Prime Minister’s Question Time (PMQT) session at Dewan Rakyat on Nov 28.
Syed Abu Hussin now joins Kuala Kangsar MP Datuk Iskandar Dzulkarnain Abdul Khalid, Labuan MP Datuk Suhaili Abdul Rahman, Gua Musang MP Datuk Mohd Azizi Abu Naim and Jeli MP Zahari Kechik in backing Anwar. – Dec 12, 2023
Main pic credit: Facebook/ Tuan Guru Haji Hashim Jasin