On Friday (11 November), Sik PAS Youth Chief Shahiful Nasir apologised for warning voters that they will ‘end up in hell’ for voting Barisan Nasional (BN) or Pakatan Harapan (PH) instead of Perikatan Nasional (PN) in the upcoming 15th General Election (GE15).
In a video posted on Sik PAS Youth’s Facebook page, Shahiful apologised for making such remarks and acknowledged that his comments offended many Malaysians.
“Whether we go to heaven or hell, it is not determined by whether we support BN or PH. What I meant was, in general, it is about doing good or bad.”
“I hereby ask people to stop sharing the recording of my speech to ensure harmony, and so the general election are free from racial or religious issues,” he said.
This came after a short clip of his ceramah on Thursday (10 November) went circulating on social media, where he can be heard warning Sik voters against voting for the coalition and not BN or PH.
“To all voters in Sik, remember my advice. When you go back, cross PN on the ballot paper. Whoever who crosses BN and PH, tomorrow, you will go to hell,” he can be heard saying.
Rafizi to lodged police report
Meanwhile, those remarks from Shahiful caught the attention of PKR deputy president Rafizi Ramli and obviously, he was less than happy about it.
Speaking at his ceramah on Friday (11 November), Rafizi said he will be filing a report himself as a reminder to PAS leaders and members not to weaponsied religion for political purposes.
“In a few days I will lodge a report with the police and Election Commission (EC) against PAS, because we cannot just ignore people like this.”
“He thinks he can escape after inciting and threatening people by using religion,” he said, while asking the PAS Youth Chief to get himself a lawyer.
At the same time, Rafizi also reminded members from the Islamist party to talk about how to help voters and their plans for their constituents, instead of using religion to threaten people into voting for them.