Malaysia’s new multiracial Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim may have to douse the flames of PAS’s threat to “Muslims going to hell if you vote Pakatan Harapan (PH).” As the leader of PH, the ruling party now, Anwar’s top priority will be stopping the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) from inciting violence against ‘kafir harbi’ (enemies of Islam). Malaysian Police warned against using May 13, 1969 threats of racial violence on social media and have now introduced roadblocks to enhance the security in the country.
The King’s appointment of Anwar Ibrahim as the 10th Malaysian Prime Minister is seen as the fresh wind of hope and tangible progress he brings to the nation. Anwar is finally the prime minister after spending four decades of his political career trying to get to the top office. In his GE15 campaign, Anwar championed multiracial Malaysia, and Malaysians are confident he will execute his GE15 campaign manifesto of building a united Malaysia.
PAS called on Muslim Malays to unite and fight against the Chinese (DAP) and Indians during the two-week campaign period towards GE15. In the run-up to the GE15 campaign, PAS moved away from Malaysians’ better understanding of living with differences, respect, and dignity of a multiracial population. Instead, PAS focused on Muslims under 18 to turn and brainwash them, using Islamic influence to vote for Muslim leaders.
Malaysia’s vote under 18 rocked the nation and saw the swing towards Islamisation in the GE15 results, with the Islamic party, PAS, winning the most Member of Parliament (49) seats. Nevertheless, PAS has its bag of sin after having dipped its hands in corrupt acts.
Before GE14 in 2018, PAS was alleged to have received a fund related to 1MDB worth RM90 million. The fund was given because PAS had given their support to the ruling party Barisan Nasional (BN) led by former PM Najib Razak, who is currently imprisoned. This allegation has a significant impact in causing voters to reject PAS in GE14.
The situation was exacerbated when the article was republished after PAS had pulled out of the defamation suit against Sarawak Report, which alleged PAS took RM90 million related to 1MDB funds. An astute and forthright Anwar’s GE15 campaign was one of honouring Malaysians’ differences and respect for the dignity of all races, which PAS has systematically discarded, paving the way for racial polarisation.
“Hadi and Pas have also resorted to ‘red-tagging’ in recent weeks. PA...