Hadi: Non-Malays will not face marginalisation under PAS’ leadership

PAS president Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang has offered reassurance to non-Malays, particularly those in Penang that the Islamic party will not marginalise them in the event of a victory in the Aug 12 state elections (PRN).

“Non-Malays, don’t be afraid. Don’t worry, Islam promotes justice and fairness. Malays are great people. In Kelantan (and) Terengganu, Chinese and Indians live happily in the Malay villages,” China Press quoted Hadi as saying at a Perikatan Nasional ceramah in Penang last night.

The Marang MP stated that DAP and Pakatan Harapan (PH) have created a tense atmosphere for the elections, which is why voters should head to the polls to initiate a “huge” change.

Hadi added that voting was a right and urged people not to stop voting “or else someone else will take that right away”.

“I am happy to see a lot of young people making “changes” and choosing to support PAS and Perikatan Nasional (PN).”

In the upcoming PRN, the PN coalition is fielding candidates for all 40 seats in Penang. The allocation of seats is as follows: Gerakan will contest 19 seats, Bersatu will contest 11 seats and PAS will contest 10 seats.

At the time of the state assembly’s dissolution last month, DAP held 19 seats, PKR held 12 seats and Amanah held two seats. PH coalition’s partner in the unity government, Barisan Nasional (BN) had two seats.

Previously, Bersatu held four seats but their assemblymen were disqualified for violating the state’s anti-hopping law.

Furthermore, the remaining seat was held by PAS, which obtained it after a PH candidate was disqualified due to bankruptcy, rendering them ineligible to contest the elections. – Aug 2, 2023


All photos credited to Hadi Awang’s Facebook

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