Zahid Hamidi asked to apologise regarding the PAS Unit Amal issue

SHAH ALAM, 2 Sept: The Home Affairs Minister, Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, has been asked to make a public apology regarding his remarks that have been deemed as a mistake towards the PAS Youth Assembly’s Malaysian Charity Unit (Unit Amal).

The Central PAS Youth Chief, Suhaizan Kayat, said that the Charity Department established is a welfare unit set up to manage welfare and humanitarian aid from the PAS Youth and Malaysians.


He said that he does not understand why the government drastically wants to take action against the establishment following the arrest of 154 members of the Volunteer Patrol Team (PPS) in Penang yesterday.

“I do not see why the government wants to take action because the Charity Unit has been working for over 20 years and sometimes even cooperated with the police and government agencies. Suddenly, today, they are to be blamed.

“I do not understand this Zahid,” he said via Facebook.

He also challenged Ahmad Zahid to arrest him first if he wants to take action against the PAS Unit Amal.

This is because the Charity Department is under his responsibility as the Malaysian PAS Youth Chief.


“I challenge Ahmad Zahid, if he wants to take action against the Charity Department, to arrest me first,” he added.

Meanwhile, Suhaizan said that the lawyers under the PAS Youth are also ready for any possibilities if legal action is taken against the Charity Department.

“Court cases prior to this made it clear that the court released Unit Amal members from charges because it is under the matters of a party that is valid in terms of the law,” he said.

Prior to this, Zahid reportedly said that similar action against the members of the PPS will also be taken by the police against the PAS Unit Amal.

The minister said this when asked about the difference between the PPS and the Unit Amal.

The Unit Amal has been in operation for decades and they help control the crowd during protests by opposition parties and community events by PAS.

Established in 1991, it has about 3,000 members aged over 18 years who received training from leaders among themselves, including teachers and former soldiers.


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