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GUA MUSANG: Datuk Seri Najib Razak has described the statement by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang that the opposition would amend the constitution from Islam the official religion to 'Addin' as mere political talk.
The prime minister questioned Abdul Hadi's plan to make Islam as 'Addin' or way of life as way of life alone could not legislate. "(In the constitution) Islam is the religion of the federation. From there we can develop Islam via policies and institutions that we created so that Islam becomes 'Addin' or way of life.
"So there is no need to amend the constitution," he told reporters after opening 'Karnival Komuniti 1Malaysia Negeri Kelantan' at Padang Pusat Sivik here today.
Abdul Hadi said the opposition would amend the constitution from Islam as official religion to Islam as 'Addin' which covers the entire human life if elected as the government in the general election.
He said the constitution adopted in this country did not use Islam as 'Addin' or way of life but was designed by non-Muslims with ideology and human theory that were unfair to Muslims.
Najib said that Abdul Hadi's statement was the latest in a line of policy changes made by PAS.
"First it was an Islamic state. On the insistence of DAP, it was changed to welfare state and then hudud law resurfaced.
"Now PAS wants to amend the constitution as 'Addin' which has opposition from DAP. The present constitution is already beautiful ... it can't be amended arbitrarily."
Meanwhile, Najib expressed his happiness that the Dutch boy reported missing last week, believed to have been kidnapped, was found safe in Rawang yesterday.
The prime minister said before Nayati Shamelin Moodliar was released, he phoned the father to assure that the government would give full cooperation.
"I had assigned an officer in my office to mediate between the government, police and family. I am relieved and grateful now that the boy is safe and back with his family," he added.
Nayati, 12, was found safe at Sungai Buloh rest and recreation (R&R) area, North-South Expressway (NSE) at 7.55am by a member of public who informed the police.
Nayati was reportedly abducted by two men near Mont' Kiara International School while walking alone to school on Friday. - Bernama