“Hadi should break his two-decade silence whether he supports Vision 2020”

PAS president Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang is back to his old tactics, using lies, falsehoods, and fake news in his Facebook postings to defame others whom he regards as undermining his authority and leadership.
It has been four months since Hadi made the wild and preposterous allegation that DAP is promoting Islamophobia, but he was unable to cite a single instance when I repeatedly challenged him.
 Is Hadi going to retract his wild and preposterous allegation that DAP is promoting Islamophobia?
I fully support the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s call in Saudi Arabia urging the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to take decisive action dealing with the issue of Islamophobia.
 Does Hadi agree with Anwar on this?
Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang (Photo credit: The Star)
I have never been anti-Islam or against the various great religions in the country. What Malaysians should oppose are extreme and intolerant religious teachings.
It was Hadi who said in the Teluk Intan by-election in May 2014 that PAS was working together with DAP as a token of gratitude for standing by their side when the Kelantan government fell in 1978.
Hadi said it was DAP that defended PAS when the Kelantan government fell to Barisan Nasional (BN) then, causing chaos within the state.
I can still remember that day in Parliament on Nov 8, 1978, when I spoke against the declaration of an emergency in Kelantan and the federal government’s takeover of the PAS state government. With such a background, Hadi’s wild and preposterous allegation that the DAP was promoting Islamophobia after the 15th General Election piqued my interest.
Is criticism of Hadi a form of Islamophobia? If that is the case, the Saudi government is guilty of Islamophobia for labelling Hadi a terrorist.
As Hadi’s recent Facebook postings were in connection with Vision 2020 and the nine strategic challenges, Hadi should break his silence for two decades as PAS president and declare whether he had supported Vision 2020 and the nine strategic challenges. — March 25, 2023
Retired DAP supremo and former Iskandar Puteri MP Lim Kit Siang, 82, has a colourful political career spanning 57 years.

The views expressed are solely of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Focus Malaysia.

Main photo credit: The Rakyat Post


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