Pas members protest against DAP's alleged interference in Penang Islamic issues

AUDREY DERMAWAN

KEPALA BATAS: Pas grassroots members today staged a protest, expressing their unhappiness over what they perceived as DAP's interference in Islamic issues in the state, particularly on the issuance of fatwa.

The group, numbering about 50, also voiced their support for Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang's stand to sever ties with DAP and parties aligned to it.

Azmi Man, a member from Pas’ Kepala Batas division, said the protest follows similar protests held by Pas grassroots members in other parts of the state.

"We want to warn DAP, especially its secretary-general Lim Guan Eng and his father, Lim Kit Siang, who used to be labeled a racist by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, not to interfere in the state's Islamic affairs.

"Don't try to overtake the role of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in overseeing the state's Islamic affairs.

"We have never disturbed other races in the state and we hope others will not disturb us as well," he said.

The protest was held after Friday prayers at the Masjid Jamiul Al-Badawi here.

The group held banners and chanted "Hidup Islam" (long live Islam) and "Hancur DAP" (destroy DAP).