Hadi: DAP is 'faeces' excreted by PAP

ROSLI ZAKARIA and SIM BAK HENG


MARANG: Pas president Abdul Hadi Awang has described its former partners DAP as 'faeces' excreted by Singapore's ruling People's Action Party (PAP).


Addressing a crowd in Rusila, Terengganu yesterday, Hadi, touched on DAP's origins.


"Previously, Singapore was part of Malaysia, PAP had branches in Malaysia. When Singapore broke off from Malaysia, PAP here transformed into DAP.


"So, DAP is PAP's 'anak butir tahi'. I know I'm speaking coarsely here," he said at a ceramah held to commemorate the successful tabling of the Private Members Bill to amend the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965, better known as RUU 355.


Hadi's lashing out at DAP is widely speculated to have stemmed from the Opposition's attempt to prevent him from tabling the Bill in Parliament last week.


Among others, the bill seeks to increase the punishments meted out by Syariah Courts in the country to a maximum of 30 years jail, RM100,000 fine, and 100 strokes of the rotan.


Hadi also defended Pas' ties with Umno leaders, likening it to a bond between Malay Muslims.


"Is that wrong? While we are working among Malay Muslims, the DAP had also been working with outside powers to discuss Malaysian politics. Is that ok?"