Ban PAS president from entering Sarawak, state govt told

Milton Foo

KUCHING, Sept 17: Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) youth secretary-general Milton Foo urged the state government to impose entry ban against PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang following his hate speech in Sarawak.

Lambasting Hadi for attempting to stir up racial tensions among peaceful and harmonious Sarawakians, Foo said Hadi was trying to split the Bumiputra community and the Chinese community in Sarawak.

“What does he mean when urging one race to stay united to prevent another race from taking control of Sarawak and its wealth? This is blatantly misleading, if not misconceiving,” he said in a press statement today.

Foo added that Hadi’s statement was unwarranted and nonsensical as it was racist with extremist message.

“The state government should exercise our immigration autonomy to impose entry ban against Hadi if necessary. A leader like him is certainly not welcomed to Sarawak,” he urged.

During a PAS-organised Malaysia Day event in Bintulu yesterday (Sept 16), Hadi said Democratic Action Party (DAP) wants only the Chinese to gain control of the nation’s wealth and its resources.

The Islamist party chief then urged locals there not to support DAP or its partners in the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition.

Hadi also urged the Bumiputra community to unite and not allow the Chinese to take control.

In Sarawak, Foo stressed that no one race will take control over the others as Sarawakians practiced wealth sharing as ‘anak’ Sarawak regardless of race, religion, beliefs and backgrounds ever since the establishment of the Kingdom of Sarawak in 1841.

“Hadi fail to understand Sarawak completely,” he said.

“Furthermore, PAS and DAP were in the same alliance during Pakatan Rakyat era from 2008 to 2015,” he added.

Foo pointed out that the Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has also made it succinctly clear that Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) as Sarawak-based coalition preferred to operate on its own rather than joining any political pact (Umno-Pas) from Malaya.— DayakDaily