Investigate political parties which don't respect constitution, Hadi tells RoS

HANA NAZ HARUN


ALOR STAR: Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang has urged the Registrar of Societies (RoS) to scrutinise political parties that do not respect the Federal Constitution.

"Do these parties respect Islam as the religion of the Federation? The concept of constitutional monarchy?

"Do they respect Bahasa Malaysia as the official language? What about the rights of the Bumiputera, do political parties respect this?

"Pas respects all of this, as Islam is the core of the party's struggle," he said in his winding up speech at the party's 63rd Muktamar here, today.

On another matter, Hadi took a jab at former party members who left to form Parti Amanah Negara (PAN).

Accusing them of treating Pas like a “hotel”, Hadi said people cannot just come and go as they please.

"Pas is in 195 constituencies, with more than 7,000 branches nationwide.

"So, nobody can treat Pas like a hotel – only staying when the air-conditioning is working, and leaving when there's a problem with the air-conditioning,” he said.

He accused former Pas leaders of leaving the party simply because their suggestions were not well received by the leadership.

Some, he added, left just because their friends left.

"We should all strive to be like Pas leaders before this, who remained consistent and loyal to the party, whether they won or lost, whether or not they held positions in the party," Hadi added.