Sunday, 15 June 2008

PAS Youth: A Real Pain in the Ass to Malaysians, with an Attitude No Better than UMNO Youth

From Malaysiakini: Read here


PAS Youth is keen on implementing hardline Islamic laws that ban gambling, limiting sale of liquor and introducing dress code for office workers in all Pakatan-ruled states.

In taking the first step towards introducing such laws, PAS Youth will organise a seminar in August to discuss the possibility of doing so.

The movement’s deputy chief Azman Shapawi Abdul Rani said that committees to study the proposal would be established in Kelantan, Kedah, Penang, Perak and Selangor.

We are aware that it is not going to be easy in states like Penang and Perak where PAS is a minority but we will push for it,” said Azman, according to Bernama.

Azman said that the proposed laws would not negatively affect non-Muslims despite the proposals directly touching on gambling, liquor and dress codes.

He also claimed that the proposed laws would not affect the “good relations” between PAS and other Pakatan coalition parties.

Azman said DAP would object to the youth wing’s proposals but believed there was room to implement the proposed laws as not all leaders in DAP have the same position.

If we look at the DAP leadership in Penang, they are very open and tolerant. They also raise the allowances of religious teachers,” he said.

Azman also issued a cryptic warning that Pakatan coalition parties cannot stand on their own.

"PAS cannot move on its own, neither can DAP nor PKR in Selangor. All of us have to support each other," he added.

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