PAS president Tan Sri Hadi Awang has branded the unity government of newly minted Prime Minister (PM) Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as a “minority government supported by robbers, pirates, gangsters, secret societies, and givers and recipients of bribes”.
“In their (GE15 campaign) speeches, they mention about fighting corruption, robbers and pirates. But when they form a government, they invite these types of people to make up their numbers. How can we accept them?” Harakah Daily quoted Hadi who successfully defended his Marang parliamentary seat in the recent 15th General Election (GE15) as saying.
“We have dignity. We Muslims have to follow the laws of our religion. God’s order is superior to the orders of all the governments in this world. This must be understood,” he told a gathering at the Darul Ummah Mentara Integrated Islamic Foundation Elementary School (SRITI) in Rompin, Negri Sembilan on Monday night (Nov 28).
Earlier, Hadi also belittled Anwar’s unity government as merely “a minority government with minority support” given that “it is dominated by DAP and non-Muslims”.
He further claimed that more than 80% of the Malays (in Peninsular Malaysia) and Bumiputeras in Sabah and Sarawak had voted for Perikatan Nasional (PN) as well as the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) and the Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) thus creating a “majority-elect legitimate government”.
These MPs, whom Hadi describes as “robbers, pirates, gangsters, secret societies, and givers and recipients of bribes” are, of course, the self-same individuals that Hadi and his allies are simultaneously fighting to bring into their own coalition.
Indeed, he has worked in a joint governing coalition with many of them for the past three years.
By virtue of working with Hadi, are they therefore cleansed of sin?
By the same token, in Hadi’s apparent world view (shared by few other respected Muslim leaders, many of whom have branded Hadi a leading figure of a terrorist organisation) those who say they are Muslim are good people, whereas those who were brought up in other religions are bad people.
This, naturally, has not deterred Hadi from cruising around in non-Muslim vehicles, availing himself of life-saving non-Muslim medicine nor from flashing the occasional non-Muslim accessory (see image).
Hadi rails against the Chinese majority DAP party, as if their DNA categorises them as evil, and yet his struggling coalition relies on the remaining MP from the Chinese majority MCA party to make up its shortfall in numbers.
Hilariously, Hadi also proclaims GPS Sarawak as backing him, when GPS clearly represents a majority Christian state which dissolved into uproar when there was a hint that its MPs would support a coalition dominated by Bible-burning Hadi – prompting the present decision to support PH instead.
You can’t denounce someone as evil and yet beg for their support, whilst at the same time proclaiming to be holy. It’s called trying to have your cake and eat it – and everyone knows that it is either, or.