PAS president Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang has brushed off claims that his party as “extremist” elements, as evident by the fact that MCA and MIC had also signed statutory declarations (SDs) supporting Perikatan Nasional (PN) to form the federal government.
“We have the support of Gerakan [and] we have the support of non-Muslims. We work together with everyone,” he said in response to a reporter’s question at a press conference in Bandar Baru Rompin, Pahang last night.
“What is interesting is that MCA, MIC and several Sabah parties have signed SDs to support us forming the federal government. All except DAP.”
PAS has come under fire recently for allegedly ramping up racial and religious rhetoric to win support at the 15th general election (GE15).
Similarly, in the wake of GE15 there has also been a proliferation of posts from various social media users that were seen to be fanning the flames of racial and religious tensions.
The videos or their creators had no identifiable links to one another but they propagated a similar narrative targeted at Malay-Muslim viewers, alleging political dominance by DAP if the party is allowed to be a part of any government.
The police and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) have since cautioned social media users to refrain from posting “provocative” content on race and religion that could lead to public unrest.
Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani said strict action under the Communications and Multimedia Commission Act 1998 and also the Sedition Act and Penal Code will be used against any party trying to create a situation that threatens public safety and order. – Nov 30, 2022