18 October, 2009


I refer to the proposal by PAS to convert the non-Muslim PAS supporters club into a party wing.

I would like to express disappointment towards PAS’s proposal which continues to discrimates non-Muslim Malaysians, even in their own party. If PAS is genuine to absorb non-Muslim Malaysian into their party, PAS should give full fledge membership to PAS supporters club and not mere sub-standard membership in the form of a wing.

In making the proposal, PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang was also reported to state that “the support from non-Muslims for the party appeared to be on the rise and this was proven by their eagerness in helping the party machinery in facing several by-elections previously”.

I would like to state that Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang may have been confused with the non-Muslim members of DAP and PKR which were working for Pakatan Rakyat’s by-election machinery. The recent Bagan Pinang by-election also illustrates the people’s frustration, in particular of the non-Muslim, against policy undertaken or proposed by PAS in Pakatan Rakyat’s states. The support of non-Muslim for PAS will continue to deteriorate if PAS fails to accept that Malaysia is a multi racial country with freedom of religion in accordance to our country’s Constitution.