Is DAP “unclean” because it does not support Hadi as Prime Minister?

The attack by the PAS President, Datuk Seri Hadi Awang that the DAP is unclean sets many Malaysians asking whether the DAP is unclean because it does not support Hadi as Prime Minister but would become instantly “clean” if DAP supports Hadi as Prime Minister.

For seven years from 2008 to 2015, Hadi led PAS to co-operate with DAP and PKR in Pakatan Rakyat to replace the UMNO/BN coalition in Putrajaya.

At which point Hadi found that the DAP was “unclean” and not worthy of co-operation?

Was it in 2012 when Hadi sought and failed to get the support of DAP that the Pakatan Rakyat candidate for Prime Minister should be Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah and not Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim?

Was Hadi preparing to spring a surprise to use the quota of PAS MPs as the “kingmakers” to decide which coalition, Pakatan Rakyat or Barisan Nasional, should form the federal government after the 13th General Election, depending among other things on whether Hadi got his way on who would be the Prime Minister – with Hadi always preferring to be Deputy Prime Minister of a Najib-led instead of an Anwar-led Cabinet?

Hadi suggests that DAP is unclean because it is not Muslim.

I am reminded of three things: Firstly, of what the great Egyptian scholar and jurist Muhammad Abduh said more than one-and-half century ago: “I went to the West and saw Islam, but no Muslims; I got back to the East and saw Muslims, but not Islam”.

Secondly, of a 2016 research study by the George Washington University which finds that it is the Western nations which apply Islamic principles in economics and business more than the countries that are known to be “Islamic” or “Muslim” either by their demography or Constitutional declaration.

In their Economic Islamicity Index, the two researchers, Scheherazade S. Rehman, Professor of International Finance and Professor of International Affairs and Hossein Askari, Professor of International Business and International Affairs, ranked Ireland on the first place, followed by Denmark, Luxembourg, Sweden, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Singapore, Finland, Norway and Belgium as more committed to Islamic principles in dealing with economy and business than any Muslim country.

Malaysia is the first Muslim country in the list, at the 41st place in the ranking of nations.

Thirdly, the annual Transparency International (TI) Corruption Perception Index (CPI) in the past 22 years.

In the first TI CPI 1995 comprising 41 countries, the first 20 nations ranked as least corrupt countries were all non-Muslim countries, with New Zealand, Denmark, Singapore, Finland, Canada, Sweden, Australia, Switzerland, Netherlands and Norway as the first ten countries at the top of the ranking.

In the last 2016 TI CPI comprising 176 countries, the ten least corrupt nations are Denmark, New Zealand, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Singapore, Netherlands, Canada, Germany and Luxembourg and there is not a single Muslim country in the top-ranked 20 nations. Seven of the ten most corrupt nations among the 176 countries are Muslim countries.

It is most mind-boggling that Islam, or for that matter, any great religion, could be used to justify the worst kleptocracy on a global level.

These instances should be eye-openers for Hadi, as he seemed to have overlooked the fact that the Federal Constitution, Malaysia Agreement 1963 and the Rukunegara do not divide Malaysians into Malays and non-Malays, or Muslims and non-Muslims, but is dedicated to develop a Malaysia of excellence, justice, integrity, freedom and harmony for every Malaysian, regardless of race or religion, who are equally endowed with all the fundamental rights and liberties enshrined in the Constitution.

  1. #1 by waterfrontcoolie on Sunday, 17 December 2017 - 6:09 pm

    It is interesting to note that this character thinks the rest of the society is just like him; with limited memory and shallow thinking! It is so obvious that he is just seeking earthly life under the pretext of heavenly enrichment. The wonder is he still have so many followers!

  2. #2 by Bigjoe on Sunday, 17 December 2017 - 7:59 pm

    The real question is how come PAS think we do not know how they plan to make Hadi PM when we do? (I.e. by being the kingmaker for UMNO to stay in power)..

    Fact if matter there is so much to debunk about UMNO and PAS, but because of “Malay” and “Islam” label, we cannot. Fact is a UMNO-PAS win is dysfunctional, living in denial, delusional

  3. #3 by Bigjoe on Monday, 18 December 2017 - 4:24 am

    Now Hadi is acting like a party in waiting to be part of the UMNO-BN govt, rejecting what before would be automatic call to sever ties with US over the Jerusalem move by Trump.

    PAS is already in Putrajaya it seems, Sabahab and Sarawakian think MA63 will keep them out when they want Putrajaya money? They come together sooner or later..

  4. #4 by Justice Ipsofacto on Monday, 18 December 2017 - 9:25 am

    “From a rotting vessel one may still salvage some useful nails”, a chinese saying goes (translation mine).

    PAS may be a spent force but PAS still commands considerable support (from hardcore supporters) – enough, in many constituencies, to give Pakatan serious trouble.

    Hardcore supporters of PAS and Umno are normally blind, deaf and thick; and thus they are naturally impervious to reasons and logic. I call them bigots.

    This is precisely what Jibby banks on and given his estimation on the size of PAS’ pool of hardcore support, Jibby obviously saw it worthwhile to trade away all the other component parties in BN.

    So GE14 is being tuned into a battle of bigots vs non-bigots.

    The claim by Hadi that DAP is unclean is clearly founded on the battle line so drawn.

  5. #5 by good coolie on Monday, 18 December 2017 - 11:51 am

    DAP is unclean? Let me remind people of another gem: DAP is “kaffir harbi” (The people of the Non-Abrahamic religions, unallied to Muslims, who can be legitimately killed in battle). From time to time, we hear PAS uttering words suitable to warring tribesmen in the 7th century but unsuitable in Constitutional Malaysia.

    And Kelantan is not the paradise it is made out to be.

  6. #6 by worldpress on Monday, 25 December 2017 - 12:46 am

    He is an radical muslim , an extremistfatansy.
    His party should ban for the safety of country fall into radical.

  7. #7 by waterfrontcoolie on Sunday, 31 December 2017 - 7:01 am

    Now that Saudi, the hard core of the religious practice had changed course to suit their local political convenience, how would pas react? Don’t forget, the King of Saudi under the pressure of Trump may be forced to ban all those they considered as dangerous to enter his country! That will be the day!

  8. #8 by good coolie on Wednesday, 10 January 2018 - 1:07 pm

    Poor Muhiddeen, looked humble and sacrificing in the presence of the new elite, while the Old Unworthy threatens to be PM again and again. Muhiddeen is either a good man, or a good politician, or both!

    Oh My Malaysia! To think that we have to scrape the bottom of the apple barrel to save our beloved country. Well, at least we will be rid of that useless ruling party, UMNO, and its cohort of supplicants. Good to see them in the opposition benches, come the new season.

    Save Malaysia from the UMNO-PAS coalition!

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