|No Chief Yet In Pakatan Rakyat Says Abdul Hadi|
|Posted by St Low|
|Saturday, 16 August 2008 21:39|
IPOH, Aug 16 (Bernama)-- PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang said the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) has not made a decision about which party would helm the opposition coalition.
He said since the March 8 general election, all decisions pertaining to the five states under the PR were made collectively and each time there was a meeting it was chaired in rotation.
"I cannot say (who heads PR) as there is no decision... chaired by turn," Abdul Hadi told reporters when asked to comment on the urging by delegates to the party's muktamar that the PAS leadership clarify which party is the leader in the PR.
Pahang PAS delegate Dr Hamzah Jaafar when debating on the resolution on the party president's speech called on the party leadership to do so.
Hamzah said characterised the relationship among parties in PR as that between a husband and a wife that must be watched over to further strengthen it.
Meanwhile, Abdul Hadi, when asked about Perak DAP chairman Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham's statement disagreeing with the PAS' Dewan Ulama call for PR states to emulate Kelantan in banning gambling and limiting the issue of liquor licenses, said PAS had never forced Islamic law on non-Muslims.
"As the Perak state government is a coalition government, PAS has no final say. As such we take the approach that it must prioritise Islamic regulations for Muslims and use a moral approach for non-Muslims,' he said.
Abdul Hadi said he was confident the call on gambling and alcohol would not erode the support of non-Muslims for PAS.