KUALA LUMPUR: PAS is resorting to malicious and baseless claims that the unity government is "munafik" (hypocritical) because it cannot attack the administration's policies and achievements, says PKR Youth deputy chief Muhammad Kamil Abdul Munim.
Furthermore, its claim of economic sanctions against PAS-led states was easily disproved with facts, he added.
He said such desperate tactics only lent credence to the view that PAS is an extremist party.
"Calling Pakatan Harapan munafik and an enemy of Islam that practises Israeli-style democracy justifies that view.
"The perfect way for PAS to influence the minds of people, especially the Malay Muslim community, is to ride on and manipulate scripture and religious doctrines according to the interests of the party's higher-ups," he said on social platform X Wednesday (Dec 7) night.
Earlier in the day, PAS president Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang made a Facebook post titled "Minda Presiden PAS: Cara Golongan Munafik menentang Islam diikuti Israel dan PH".
Muhammad Kamil, who is also political secretary to the Finance Minister, said PAS, part of the Perikatan Nasional coalition, was getting desperate as more and more Opposition MPs voiced their support for the government and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
He said it was difficult for Perikatan to attack the government on policy issues since the economic figures and indicators were seen to be improving and investment was increasing as confidence in the country’s administration was also strong.
On the distribution of allocations, he said the allegation that the government imposed economic sanctions against PAS-led states was a huge slander.
"In terms of royalties, the PAS president himself failed to resolve the matter in the 33 months (Perikatan) was in power.
"This is a fact that no one in PAS can deny. The states' allocation (now) has also increased compared to previous years," he said.
For example, Muhammad Kamil said, Kedah's allocation this year was RM512.1mil compared to RM458.1mil the year before.
He also tweeted figures for the other three Perikatan-led states of Kelantan, Terengganu and Perlis, all indicating a year-on-year increase in allocations. – Bernama