PKR secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution has called on party members to adopt an offensive mode in combating Perikatan Nasional’s attempts to topple the unity government charging at the opposition for labeling others as ‘hell-bound’.He is of the opinion that politicians who politicise religion are violating the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s orders to support the Prime Minister (PM) Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim until the end of his mandate. He said this during his closing speech at the PKR Special National Congress. He added that the opposition should respect the view that mosques should not be used as a political stage. While he criticised the opposition for disregarding the palace’s decree and engaging in political activities within mosques, Saifuddin argued that while politics are allowed in Islam, using religion as a tool for political purposes is inappropriate.
“But there are opposition figures who are not feeling guilty about violating Islam on the grounds that Islam allows politics,” he said. He called out the opposition for labeling others as destined for hell simply because they hold different views. He reminded everyone that Islamic politics should promote respect and reconciliation at all levels of society. On the other hand, in response to the opposition’s actions, PKR’s central council member Abun Sui Anyit urged PN leaders to focus on implementing checks and balances on the government administration.
He criticised the opposition for making baseless accusations against the unity government and expressed concern about their undemocratic desire to take over the country’s administration outside of the election process.Abun Sui Anyit highlighted that the Anti-Party Hopping Law has already been enforced in the country, making it difficult for the opposition to form a “tebuk atap” government, as expressed by PAS president Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang. He also urged the opposition to stop confusing the public and cease insulting the PM. He emphasised that the PM’s time should be dedicated to serving the people and not disrupted by the opposition’s slander. — March 19, 2023