“Umno Has Even Tried to Ban PAS” – Idris Ahmad


SHAH ALAM, August 19: The attempt by the Egyptian interim government which took power to ban the Muslim Brotherhood party which won the elections in the country has previously been done by Umno against the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) in this country.

PAS leader, Ustaz Idris Ahmad said that during Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s era, Umno tried their best to ban the use of the word ‘Islam; in organisations, including for PAS.

“But Umno’s evil effort failed because the Council of Rulers rejected Umno and Dr Mahathir’s efforts,” said the Member of Parliament for Bukit Gantang.

According to Idris, the riot tragedy which is taking place in Egypt may not happen in Malaysia if PAS and Pakatan Rakyat rule the country.

“The scenario of overthrowing the Egyptian President, Dr Morsi by the country’s military is quite unlikely to happen in this country because Malaysia has a relatively unique government system.

“The system of constitutional democracy in this country, with the King, is part of a democratic system that will prevent such things.

“In terms of a military overthrowing this country like that is greedy, the violent ways which is happening in Egypt will probably not happen,” he said when contacted.

He said this when asked if PAS managed to govern Malaysia, will the scenario happening in Egypt happen in this country.

He said that the violence of the Egyptian Army did not fit in the context of this country in many ways.

He added that what could happen would be like the change of government in Perak by ‘jumping parties’.

In the meantime, Idris hopes that Malaysia will make a stand regarding the tragedy which is happening in Egypt.

“We also call on all Islamic organisations to have strong character and stay steadfast, and we are confident that we will win eventually,” he said.

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