“Opposition lack moral integrity, qazaf allegations are a grave matter,” says former PH MP

FORMER Kangar Pakatan Harapan (PH) MP Noor Amin Ahmad has criticised the actions of an opposition MP who openly made accusations of qazaf (false accusation of adultery) against Prime Minister (PM) Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Noor Amin expressed that he had no issue with individuals holding their own beliefs, even if they believed in such accusations. However, he emphasised that it was not appropriate for anyone to make accusations and insult someone’s character as if they had personally witnessed the alleged incident.

“I am not an Islamic scholar or a religious authority but qazaf accusations are serious. They can lead to someone losing their credibility and even their Islamic legal guardian status.

“In a well-known story, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was once approached by someone who confessed to committing adultery. Look at how the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) responded with skepticism,” he said on X (formerly Twitter).

He also chastised the opposition, describing the normalisation of such accusations as a sign of moral bankruptcy.

“This is not a small matter. Normalising such accusations, in my view, is the action of those who lack moral values. If I know you then understand that we are acquainted but I will not trust you,” he added.

During the parliamentary session on Tuesday (Sept 19), Putrajaya MP Datuk Seri Dr Radzi Jidin made accusations depicting Anwar as lacking morality. This came after he was dissatisfied with Anwar not retracting statements that Radzi deemed malicious.

Moreover, Noor Amin stressed that while people might have different political views and still maintain friendships, those who lacked moral integrity would not be recognised as friends.

“My stance on issues of alleged adultery and fornication has remained the same from the beginning. People can believe what they want because it’s a matter of personal conviction based on their source of belief,” he further noted.

“However, turning it into an open accusation and insulting someone’s character as if we witnessed the incident ourselves, that’s crossing the line. I can have differing political views with many people and still be friends, but those who lack moral integrity like this, I will not acknowledge as friends.” – Sept 21, 2023


Main photo credit: Malaysiakini

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