Pas Muktamar: Delegates hit out at DAP's brand of politics, proclaim Pas the cleaner party

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ALOR STAR: Pas delegates at the party’s 63rd Muktamar today took a swipe at DAP, its former ally in the now defunct Pakatan Rakyat.

Penang delegate Yusni Mat Piah got the ball rolling by hitting out at DAP for allegedly practising what he labelled as “animalistic” and “vengeful” brand of politics.

Yusni, who is also former Penang Youth chief, in a fiery speech told the delegates that Umno was no longer Pas number one enemy as the spot had been taken by DAP, for “being anti-Islam”.

“DAP’s rejection of the proposed amendments to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 is one of the examples that the party is going against Islam.

“Their politics is the politics of the jungle; the politics of animals and the politics of vengeance,” he said while debating the president’s keynote speech at Pas’ 63rd Muktamar held at Kompleks Pas Kedah in Kota Sarang Semut here.

Yusni was referring to the sacking of two Penang Island City Council (MBPP) councillors.

He also told the muktamar that before the DAP-led Pakatan Rakyat came into power in 2008, DAP was vocal in objecting projects planned by the then Barisan Nasional government, citing the Penang Outer Ring Road (PORR) and monorail projects as an example.

“However, the DAP government approved mega projects (which is now) the source of state government’s funds, including the three man-made islands to generate money from developers and building of houses, not for the poor but for the elite and wealthy,” he said, referring to the reclamation project in Batu Maung waters which is fiercely objected by local fishermen.

The project is said to be part of the Penang government plan to fund part of the Penang Transport Master Plan.

Meanwhile, Terengganu delegate Hishammuddin Abdul Karim said the people should support Pas as none of its party leaders had ever been dragged to court or be implicated in corruption scandal such as the leaders in DAP and PKR.

Hishammuddin was referring to DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng and Ampang PKR Youth leader Adam Rosly.

Lim, who is also Penang Chief Minister is facing a trial over the purchase of his bungalow below market value, while Adam, a businessman, recently claimed trial to six counts of providing authorities with forged documents and false statements.

“They accused Pas of receiving 1MBD money but then Adam gets arrested by MACC.

“They accused Pas of receiving bribes but it’s actually Lim Guan Eng who gets implicated in buying a cheap bungalow,” he said.