Patriot slams Hadi over Sheraton Move

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Patriots Association (Patriot) has slammed Pas president Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang, for saying that the Islamic party orchestrated the infamous Sheraton Move, which led to the fall of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government in February 2020.

Its president Brig-Gen (Rtd) Datuk Mohamed Arshad Raji in a statement said it was most despicable Hadi was proud to have acted in a manner that has robbed the nation of democratic rights, peace and harmony, and its pursuant progress.

"Pakatan Harapan (PH) came into power to form the new government in 2018 after the citizens gave their mandate through the polls, legitimately.

"However, the Sheraton Move and using (Tan Sri) Muhyiddin Yassin, certainly robbed the citizens of their democratic rights, desecrated the sacrosanct Federal Constitution, and pushed the Monarchy system into a corner.

"Your diabolic act is most un-Islamic let alone being an ugly betrayal to the nation, people, and the King.

"That act of yours has plunged the nation into misery at a time when global health, economic and geopolitical challenges are mounting," he said.

Last night, Hadi in his speech at the 'Penyatuan Ummah' ceramah in Kota Baru implied that his party orchestrated the infamous Sheraton Move.

He claimed there were efforts by some parties in PH who wanted to remove the special position of Islam as well as the privileges of the Malays and Bumiputra in the country by pushing for the ratification of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD).

Hadi also said that the party had persuaded Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia leaders, who were at the time with the then government, to make a political change by gathering Muslim and non-Muslim members of parliament.

"Your justification that you helped pull the rug because of attempts by PH to ratify the ICERD is most despicable," Arshad said.

"What is so un-Islamic about eradicating all forms of racial discrimination may we ask you - one who projects himself as the anointed, principal vanguard of Islam?

"Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world and known for the fact that it does not discriminate humanity.

"Not only have you desecrated the sanctity of Islam but you have plotted and sold a diabolic, poisoned plot that robbed this nation of its democratic rights as is enshrined in the Constitution," he said.

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