Last week, PAS Youth Chief Ahmad Fadhli Shaari has threatened the government with nationwide protests if it do not cancel concerts by international artists.
His comments have since been making rounds on social media, with many criticising him and the Islamist party for not setting their priorities right.
Responding to Fadhli’s remark, Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng has questioned PAS’ priorities and asked if the Islamist party is more willing to protest international artists’ concerts in Malaysia over the rising cost of staple goods in the country.
Taking it to his Facebook page, the DAP lawmaker said it is time for PAS to stop ‘weaponising’ religion for something that do not bring benefit to the public and instead focus on bigger issues such as corruption and inflation.
“The increase in prices of staple food such as bread is a problem that affects all levels of society when combined with the price increase of other goods in the market, while attending a concert is an individual’s choice,” he said.
“However, this issue was something that PAS has taken seriously and fought for. Instead, PAS cares more about trivial issues like music from Western countries.”
Meanwhile, he also pointed out that PAS has not implemented a single measure or policy that is for the benefit of the country ever since it conspired with the “corrupt” UMNO to overthrow the Pakatan Harapan government back in 2020.
Lim also labeled PAS as a useless party whose leadership many people will be stuck in hardship as the party.
On Sunday (28 August), Gardenia Bakeries (KL) Sdn Bhd confirmed that it will be increasing the prices of its loaves, spreads and other products starting 1 September.
The last price hike it introduces was on 1 December 2021 where Gardenia explained that the increase was due to the impact of inflation on raw materials and freight charges.