Lim: PAS attacks an attempt to avoid answering questions posed to Hadi

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GEORGE TOWN: DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng yesterday said PAS’ attacks against him were an attempt to avoid answering the five questions posed by DAP to the Islamist party’s president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.

Describing the attacks as personal by certain quarters in PAS, Lim who is also Penang chief minister said he would not entertain all the attacks against him by his allies in the opposition pact.

“I don’t want to be involved in the campaign within PAS. I think these attacks against me have to be with PAS’ internal campaign.

“Whatever the attacks, I think the attacks from PAS against DAP were worse than that against Umno. I will not respond to the personal attacks launched against me,” he said at a press conference here yesterday.

Lim’s comments came after PAS secretary-general Datuk Mustafa Ali slammed his severing cooperation with Hadi, an action he described as skittish.

Newspapers yesterday reported on Mustafa hitting out at the DAP leadership for continuously attacking PAS, especially Hadi, in the run-up to the PAS leadership elections at its 61st Annual Muktamar (General Assembly) this Thursday.

Mustafa also regarded Lim’s statements against PAS as trying to portray that Malaysia should be saved from hudud which DAP regarded as a disaster for Malaysia.

Lim also reiterated his stand for Hadi to answer the five questions he posed to the latter.

He had asked why Hadi had reneged on PAS’ commitment to the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) Joint Policy and his personal assurance to the PR leadership, why did he state his support for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak over the 1Malaysia Development Berhad’s (1MDB) RM42 billion scandal, and why did he want to form a unity government with Umno.

In his statement on May 27, Lim also asked why Hadi declined to state his support for PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail in the recent Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat by-election.

Another question was why Hadi declared that it was the responsibility of Muslims to voice their anger against DAP for opposing hudud, without mentioning that other Muslims and non-Muslims including those in Sabah and Sarawak were also against the implementation of hudud. — Bernama