PAS President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang recently made disparaging remarks against Christians and specifically against our Sabahan and Sarawakian brothers and sisters. Hadi Awang was quoted in the Harakah as follows:
“Christianity is no longer saleable in countries where the education level is high, such as Germany, France, Britain and other European countries,” Hadi had said in an article in the latest edition of Harakah, the party organ.
“They have also taken these teachings to the interior areas of our country, such as in Sabah and Sarawak.
“They have spread their religion not by using knowledge and reasoned argument, but by baiting their targets with money and other forms of aid. People who are hemmed in by the difficulties of living would easily accept their assistance and, in the end, become influenced by them.”
PAN Sabah strongly condemns such a statement as it is simply false and against the spirit of unity of Sabahans. We do not condone any acts done with the intention of causing both racial and religious discord within our family.
Check out PAN Sabah’s response to the statement made by Hadi Awang:
PAN Sabah also stands by the Sabah Council of Churches’s statement issued on 23rd January 2016: