PAS women’s wing leader Wan Hasrina Wan Hassan has ticked off Prime Minister (PM) Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for the latter’s narrow view that the existing collaboration between Perikatan Nasional (PN) and ‘out of favour’ two-time premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is all about personal interest and wealth.
On the contrary, the wing’s strategic and risk management director described the recent meeting between the coalition’s chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Dr Mahathir as only intended to solidify the Malay unity.
“Does unity in Anwar’s eyes only exist when we uplift the court cluster, humiliate the Malays and allow other races to touch the sensitivities of the Bumiputera?” penned the PAS Selangor women’s wing chief.
Under such circumstances, Wan Hasrina reckoned that it makes valid sense if electorate in the six state polls on Aug 12 is given a choice to choose between the PH-BN unity and that of PN-Dr Mahathir.
“Let the people assess for themselves if the feud between PH-BN is unity, if the decision to restrict allocations and budgets in Malay majority states is unity, if the silence of UMNO as a Malay party when DAP plays up the Malaysian Malaysia agenda is unity, if the complicated division of PH-BN seats is unity.”
On the contrary, Wan Harina claimed that PN spearheaded by Bersatu, PAS and Gerakan has from the beginning put common ground in their unity agenda which is to unite the Malay-Muslims together with non-Muslims who are not extreme, uphold the principles of the Federal Constitution and be fair to all human beings.
“On the basis and strength of this unity, PN managed to govern the country in a difficult period during the COVID-19 pandemic. At that time, all people regardless of race and religion helped and strengthened each other,” recalled Wan Harina. “Not only are the rights of Muslim Malays defended but also the rights of non-Muslims.”
She added: “Tolerance in the political alliance also took place exceptionally until a memorandum of understanding (MOU) of political transformation and stability was signed between the PN government and the opposition.” – July 7, 2023