KUALA LUMPUR: Pas president Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang is continuing to question the appointment of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as prime minister.
He said Anwar did not "fulfil the criteria" to lead the country.
Hadi also expressed astonishment how an individual who has been sentenced and punished by the court could now hold the top post and govern the country.
"We do not know if the head of the minority government fulfills the necessary criteria or not. He has been punished by the court for offences, wrongdoings and asked for a pardon. If he was not guilty then why ask for a pardon?
"This (person) can be the head of government, the country?" he said during a ceramah for the Tioman state seat election that was published on Hadi's Facebook account earlier tonight.
Also present was Pahang Perikatan Nasional (PN) chairman Datuk Seri Saifuddin Abdullah.
Speaking further on the matter, Hadi said the appointment must be opposed and he likened it as being a lie to the people.
In fact, he said, the people should be attentive and mindful about the appointment of the country's prime minister from Pakatan Harapan (PH), which he claimed was a huge betrayal.
"In his speech, he (Anwar) said that he will fight corruption, abuse of power; he wants to fight this and that, including those who steal and rob from the country.
"This is a lie to the people. The people must respond to such a lie, it cannot be left just like that. This is a huge betrayal and we must fight back," he said.
Hadi urged the people in Tioman and Padang Serai to "teach" the party and its leaders who are connected to all sorts of lies and deceits a lesson during the election.
"I hope that the people of Tioman will be able to teach Malaysians all across the country by continuing to choose the candidate from Perikatan Nasional (PN), (and the same goes) for the Padang Serai (parliamentary seat)."
In justifying the decision by Pas and it's allies through Perikatan Nasional (PN) to reject invitation to be part of the government, Hadi labelled the new unity government a "minority government" which he claimed was "one that does not walk the talk".
"Islam sees domination as those of the Islamic faith who lead. Muslim Malays, as many as 80 per cent or more, chose PN, along with other races.
"Such support should suffice for a majority in choosing PN as the rightful government according to Islam," said Hadi.
The Marang member of Parliament claimed the unity government was controlled by DAP which won the most seats out of the parties that made up Pakatan Harapan (PH) during the recently concluded election.
"The one dominating now is DAP, a non-Islamic party. In PKR, only part of it is Islam from the 30 seats that they won, the other part is not. And DAP won 40 Parliamentary seats.
"With such a minority forming a minority government, this has also resulted in a commotion, protest in Umno, which shows that what has happened is not good," he said.
Hadi also made it known that PN did not accept nor acknowledge a government led by PH because it is supported by "individuals and groups" that hold to principles and beliefs that are not in line with their alliance, principles and struggle.
"The minority government is supported by those who incite corruption and those who are on the take. Last time it was loud and clear being against corruption, but when it came to forming the government, there was a willingness to join forces to make up the numbers (support).
"How are we to accept? We have pride, dignity. Allah's command is above all else in this world," said Hadi.