Published: Monday March 18, 2013 MYT 2:46:00 PM
Updated: Monday March 18, 2013 MYT 4:55:26 PM
Lahad Datu: Najib slams Harun Taib's "heroes" remark
PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has lambasted PAS Dewan Ulamak chief Datuk Harun Taib (pix) for his remarks that ridiculed the sacrifices of the security forces fighting Sulu gunmen in Lahad Datu.
Najib said the National Fatwa Council had established that the 10 policemen and soldiers who were killed in the fighting died as martyrs (syahid akhirat).
Harun was quoted as saying in Kuala Terengganu recently that the security personnel had only died as heroes ("syahid dunia").
"We regret that even dying as martyrs is being politicised.
"What's their agenda now," the prime minister said when presenting letters to imam to perform the haj on Monday.