Sarawak deputy minister wants Hadi sacked and barred from entering state for life after remark on corruption
On August 20, Hadi claimed that non-Muslims and non-Bumiputera constituted the majority of those forming the “roots of corruption”, even as he called for its eradication. — Photo by Ahmad Zamzahuri
By Sulok Tawie
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 1:29 PM MYT
KUCHING, Aug 23 – PAS Chairman Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang should be permanently blacklisted from entering Sarawak, Rakyat Sarawak Party Deputy Chairman Datuk Liwan Lagang said today.
Liwan, who is also deputy minister of public services and telecommunications, blasted Hadi for his recent derogatory remarks describing non-Muslims and non-Bumiputera as the “roots of corruption” in the country.
“What has become of you as leader of your party?
“Do you want to be remembered as a racist and religious fanatic instead of leaving behind an honorable legacy like the late PAS Spiritual Advisor, Tok Guru Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat, who was respected by all Malaysians, regardless of race and religion, as a wise man.” Liwan asked when responding to Hadi’s recent statement.
“Instead, you didn’t lead by example because I haven’t heard anything positive come out of your mouth since you insulted us in 2009,” Liwan said.
He recalled that Hadi blamed Dayaks for losing Batang Ai’s by-election in 2009 when PAS was a component party of Pakatan Rakyat, the forerunner of Pakatan Harapan.
Liwan said he remembered Hadi describing Sarawak’s indigenous community as “ignorant”. cawat» voters (in loincloth) who did not know how to vote.
The Sarawakian has urged Prime Minister Datuk Ismail Sabri to censure Hadi and sack the latter as special envoy to the Middle East.
“And I would also like to recommend to the Sarawak government to ban Hadi for life from entering Sarawak, because this hornbill country should not welcome such an awful character to our shore.
“Sarawak is so blessed because our leaders, led by our Prime Minister Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg, understand and respect all religions and races in the state.
“If Hadi is as blind as he has shown himself, he should learn from our prime minister,” the Belaga MP said, presenting Abang Johari as a model moderate Muslim leader.
Liwan said corruption is not a social disease and cannot be attributed to any particular race or religion.
“To say that the majority of those seeking illicit gain in Malaysia are non-Muslims and non-Bumiputera is just a sweeping comment without providing proper data and statistics.
“And what’s worse is that it doesn’t reflect the reality of what is happening in Malaysia right now,” he added.
He reminded Hadi that the PAS-ruled Kelantan remains one of the poorest states in the country.
“If Hadi is a capable leader, he should work quietly and let his works be seen as an example in all PAS-ruled states to prosper,” he said.
On August 20, Hadi claimed that non-Muslims and non-Bumiputera constituted the majority of those forming the “roots of corruption”, even as he called for its eradication.
“If we want to fight corruption, we must first tackle it at the grassroots. Otherwise, it will eventually become a disease. These groups chasing illicit gains are the ones who ultimately control the economy.
“They then harm our politics because they are the source of corruption and the majority of them are non-Muslims and non-Bumiputera,” Hadi, who is also an MP for Marang, said in his message. on Facebook.