Press statement by Syerleena Abdul Rashid – ADUN Seri Delima / DAP Penang Assistant Publicity Secretary / DAP Wanita National Executive Committee Member – in Georgetown, Penang; 6th September 2022:
Has PAS and Hadi Awang forgotten about Nik Aziz and Fadzil Noor?
In the past few weeks, PAS has reignited their attacks on our democratic freedom by targeting non-Malays, non-Muslims and anyone else they deem ‘threatening’ their brand of religious beliefs.
PAS President, Abdul Hadi Awang remarked that the non-muslims and non-Bumis are the root of corruption. But yet he hilariously struggles to understand why his party is not at all popular beyond the boundaries of their supporters.
These attacks upon the nons and the specific instructions to attack the DAP and Pakatan Harapan, only goes to show that PAS has no other choice but to demonize everything outside its tiny circle of comfort, instead of speaking truth against corruption and the kleptocrats within Umno, that PAS has deemed to be worthy allies; albeit being the one responsible for destroying our beloved country.
PAS needs to ‘bertaubat’ and undergo massive soul searching if they are truly sincere about fighting evil and doing what’s right for the people of Malaysia, regardless of race, culture and religious background.
PAS should be honest about their true intentions and stop abusing religion for its own political and economic interest. Malaysians do not need bigotry at this juncture, when we are still struggling to recover from the effects of the pandemic and economic recession.
We are a diverse nation made up from various ethnicities and cultures. Each contributing to the development of this nation. We should all be united against anyone trying to divide and make us hate one another, just so for the sake of power. We remember the PAS under the late Tok Guru Nik Aziz and Fadzil Noor that brought us closer and stronger together, and rallied the rakyat for the sake of democratic freedoms. We remember ‘PAS for all’.
Does PAS remember? Has Hadi Awang forgotten about Nik Aziz and Fadzil Noor?
SYERLEENA ABDUL RASHID
ADUN SERI DELIMA
DAP PENANG ASSISTANT PUBLICITY SECRETARY
DAP WANITA NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER