Hadi: PAS won’t let DAP turn cities into alcohol, gambling dens for Muslims

Abdul Hadi Awang says PAS to also stop DAP’s attempt to introduce local council elections in Penang. — File pic by Yusof Mat Isa
Abdul Hadi Awang says PAS to also stop DAP’s attempt to introduce local council elections in Penang. — File pic by Yusof Mat Isa

SHAH ALAM, Nov 15 — PAS has to keep tabs on the DAP and not the other way around, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang said today, alleging that if the DAP took full charge, Muslims in the cities under its watch would be allowed to drink and gamble.

The PAS president also said his party had objected to the DAP’s recent attempt to introduce local council elections in Penang as it did not want the Chinese to control the cities.

“We stopped DAP from having local council elections for the Chinese, without caring for the Malay Muslims,” he told reporters after a PAS high-tea event.

“We will not allow the cities to be controlled by DAP who would make alcohol and gambling ‘halal’ for Muslims.”

Earlier today, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng was quoted in Malaysiakini as saying that the DAP will remain in Selangor even in the absence of a Pakatan Harapan government in order to keep PAS from making mischief.

According to the news portal, Lim had referred to the alleged illegal logging in forest reserves in Kelantan as an example of PAS’s poor management.

“If they (PAS) can do it in Kelantan, they can do it in Selangor, too,” Malaysiakini quoted Lim saying at the Wanita DAP’s national congress today.

“We want to prevent them from creating mischief like what they have done in Kelantan.”