Sunday November 18, 2012
Non-Muslim supporters ready to be Islamic warriors
KOTA BARU: PAS Supporters Con-gress secretary J. Parkaran has described its members as Islamic warriors who would go all out to fight for PAS.
This was in line with the “PAS for All” battle cry, he said.
However, he stressed that they should not be excluded from activities at grassroots and state level, saying that it would be akin to them fighting without “ammunition”.
In his debate at the PAS muktamar yesterday, Parkaran said they would continue supporting PAS because it followed the Quran.
“Man-made laws can change but (decrees in) the Quran never change,” he said, adding that they appreciated consistencies in law.
Parkaran, who is also a Parent-Teachers Association chairman, called on PAS to champion the grouses of teachers against the implementation of the school-based assessment system.
“We fear that such a system would victimise students whose parents are supporters of the opposition,” he said.
Sabah delegate Awang Laiman Ikin said Pakatan Rakyat could not even dream of capturing Putrajaya if they could not effect changes in Sabah and Sarawak.
“We need support from our friends in the peninsula to reduce Umno’s seats in Sabah, so as to teach them a lesson for assuming that Sabah is their fixed deposit,” he said.
Muslimat delegate Mumtaz Md Nawi said DAP was also able to defend Islam.
PAS Supporters Congress chief Hu Pang Chaw said non-Muslims who lacked an understanding of hudud would naturally question the implementation of the law.
As such, he said, he was willing to meet DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang or chairman Karpal Singh and act as a middleman on the subject.
“I am prepared to discuss the matter in detail with any DAP leaders and explain the law,” he said.
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