Others free to express their views, says Hadi

  • Nation
  • Friday, 19 Sep 2003

CHUKAI: PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang is not concerned over the differing stand adopted by its allies Parti Keadilan Nasional and Parti Rakyat Malaysia (PRM) relating to suicide bombers. 

Maintaining the party’s open support for suicide bombers in Palestine and Chechnya, he said the two parties were free to express their views. 

“It is up to the respective parties to decide on this,” he said yesterday after presenting land grant and Temporary Occupational Land (TOL) to 407 villagers in Kijal. 

He said the people in Palestine and Chechnya resorted to suicide bombing to defend themselves from the army. “We, however, do not support the suicide bombers in Bali or in Jakarta as the victims were civilians.”  

On Wednesday, Keadilan president Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and PRM president Dr Syed Husin Ali said their parties condemned all forms of lethal attacks including suicide bombings that had caused death and suffering on innocent people. 

Commenting on the statement by Election Commission chairman Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rashid who had urged opposition parties to seek the interpretation of the court on the functions of a caretaker government, he said: 

“The EC knows about the power of the caretaker government. If they do not know, it shows there are a lot of weaknesses (in the EC) which should be rectified.”  

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