When he says it, it’s his religious and cultural identity. When I quote him saying it, it’s a manifestation of my racism and bigotry. That’s how the game works.
“Hadi: Only Islam can rule, others must be ‘pak turut,’” Malaysiakini, October 2, 2016:
As various opposition parties begin to corral against BN, PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang said those who want to court them must be mindful that only “Islam” can rule the country.
“Islam has to be the leader and ruler, those who are not of Islam must be followers (pak turut).
“Let’s not place religion and politics in separate corners,” he was reported saying in Sinar Harian today.
“Don’t ask PAS to cooperate with you, when you will not make any change towards (prioritising) Islam, that is wrong.
“As long as the power of Islamic governance isn’t upheld, then those who rule would not care about sin and reward, would rob the people’s wealth and so on.
“Only Islam can correct people’s (behaviour). PAS can only cooperate with those who are willing to uphold Islam only,” he was reported saying at an event in Kemaman last Thursday night, at the launch of the Harapan Semua (Harap) gathering attended by roughly 1,500.
His speech comes amidst speculation that Prime Minister Najib Razak will call a general election early next year, and in the face of a highly controversial redelineation exercise said by critics to ensure a big win by BN at the polls….