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Support for Pas to quit Pakatan


KUALA LUMPUR: A non-Muslim Pas associate leader has thrown his support for Pas to leave Pakatan Rakyat, should the opposition coalition choose to compromise Malay and Islamic rights.

Pas Supporters Congress chairman Hu Pang Chaw said Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang was right to come up with a statement to that effect.

"I would like to remind Umno that the rights to defend Malays and Islam does not only belong to them. Pas has, from time to time, reiterated its cause to uphold the two in relation to what is enshrined in the constitution," said Hu when contacted yesterday.

Hadi was reported as saying on Saturday that Pas would leave the opposition coalition should it falter in defending the rights of Malays and Islam.

In the wake of clashing consensus between the Pas Syura Council and the other opposition parties over the usage of "Allah" among non-Muslims, Hadi had insisted that the cooperation between them had yet to sour.

"However, if the alliance fails to benefit the party (regarding Malay and Islamic rights), we will not hesitate to leave," said Hadi during a ceramah in Kuala Nerus, Terengganu.

Pas Supporters Congress chairman Hu Pang Chaw

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