PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang has claimed that the youth-based party Malaysian United Democratic Alliance (MUDA) was created by DAP to “bait” Malay youths.
In the launch of Perikatan Nasional’s election machinery at Kota Tinggi, Johor on Friday (18 February) night, Hadi Awang also claimed that DAP had “created” Parti Amanah Negara, one of the four component parties in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition. The other two components are PKR and Upko.
“DAP created Amanah. I know that they recruited PAS people to establish Amanah.”
“Now it’s the same with MUDA. It is to bait Malay youths. Don’t take the bait,” he said to some 2,000 supporters who attended the event.
Amanah was formed in 2015 by a group of people who broke away from PAS following a previous tussle between its moderate and conservative factions. The moderates formed Amanah.
On the other hand, MUDA is a multiracial party led by Muar MP Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman, who was formerly from Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia.
Hadi Awang then continued painting DAP as anti-Malay, anti-Islam and anti-monarchy, while calling PKR a ‘liar’, but he later turned to Azmin Ali who was seen standing behind him at the ceremony and apologised.
Azmin, who was PKR deputy president before defecting to Bersatu in 2020, laughed at Hadi’s ‘joke’.
Hadi Awang also said that PAS id not want to work with PH as it could not accept DAP, PKR and Amanah.
He then indicated that PAS could accept being part of Perikatan Nasional, as Bersatu was no longer part of Pakatan Harapan and PN component party Gerakan was “not extreme”.
Hadi Awang then slammed the PH coalition for being unable to deliver its election promises and highlighting that PN was created without any manifesto or any promises and that it just did what it wanted to do.
Meanwhile, he also noted that the PN government was “blamed” for the Covid-19 pandemic and the major floods in Malaysia, but he described these as an “act of God” to “test our wisdom” and said PN was able to provide relief to the public.