Already under probe for Islamaphobia claim, Hadi now accuses DAP of milking Malay disunity

Malay Mail
Malay Mail

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 9 — PAS president Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang today accused DAP of exploiting divisions in the Malay polity to further its agenda, adding to his anti-Islam claim against the Pakatan Harapan component for which he is under police investigation.

In a post on his Facebook page, Hadi appeared to have referenced Malay political leaders that are now working with the DAP, in a litany of allegations that included them having insatiable thirst for power and wealth.

Hadi claimed greed was why these Malay leaders were willing to collaborate with a party that allegedly worked against Islam, an allegation the PAS president has repeatedly made without substantiating.

Alluding to the Melaka sultanate’s fall to the Portuguese, Hadi suggested that today’s Malay political leaders have allowed “foreign invaders” — likely a euphemism for DAP — to conquer their land because they are preoccupied with endless power tussles.

“The arrival of the invaders was made easy because of the divisions among the rulers and their subjects, alongside the thirst for wealth and power to the point that they would sell their dignity, faith and community. At the end they relinquished everything to the invaders and all races that are enemies of Islam,” he wrote.

Hadi claimed the ideology underpinning the DAP to be “clearly anti-Islam” but suggested that Malay-Muslim political leaders were turning a blind eye to justify forming political cooperation because they want to be in power.

“Today, DAP is praised supposedly because their leaders claimed to have changed even if their ideology remains clearly anti-Islam. All they (DAP leaders) have done is keep quiet without actually changing the party’s foundation together with other parties that abet them,” the PAS president said.

On November 28, Hadi accused DAP of spreading Islamophobia in another lengthy Facebook rant that featured the usual diatribe against the PH component member as a party allegedly bent on “destroying” Islam.

In August, he accused non-Muslims and non-Bumiputera of making up the bulk of what he called “roots of corruption” — those who chase illicit gains — to the detriment of the country’s economy and politics.

The police questioned Hadi over his claims on Monday.

On Tuesday, Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi spoke in defence of DAP, with the deputy prime minister saying it gave guarantees to accept and comply with the four Articles enshrined in the Federal Constitution, including Islam and the special rights of Malays.