Friday, June 1, 2012

Hadi Clarifies Opposition's Stand On Choice Of PM

A Malay Muslim will be appointed the prime minister if the opposition pact wins the next general election, PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang said today. He said the leader to be appointed must be an individual from a group which has the greatest influence, and Malay Muslims made up the majority of the population in the country.

"We are going by the basis of the Pakatan Rakyat resolution, the constitution, Islam as the official religion of the federation, bumiputera rights, Malay as the official language and the constitutional monarchy.

"We give preference to these, nothing more than that. We move on that premise, we do not want to do anything rash," he told a news conference in conjunction with the "Himpunan Hijau ke Putrajaya" (Green Rally to Putrajaya) in Kota Sarang Semut near here.

Meanwhile, PAS secretary-general Datuk Mustafa Ali said DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng had said that he had no intention of helming the country.

"The constitution is silent. We (the opposition pact) are agreed that the prime minister must be a Malay Muslim," he said.

Also present at the rally were PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat and Kedah Menteri Besar and Kedah PAS commissioner Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak.

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