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KUCHING, June 2: Sarawak PAS may not have made any breakthrough in state politics yet, but in terms of early childhood education, the party has made its mark with the setting up of 42 pre-schools to date.
Its state information chief, Mohammad Afiq, told a press conference here today that the setting up of 42 Pasti (Pusat Asuhan Tunas Islam), a pre-school network, across the state showed that the party had been successful in its educational initiatives.
“These schools are full operated and managed by PAS Youth. We have also set up three primary schools, in Kuching, Bintulu and Miri.”
Mohammad said Sarawak PAS only has 3,000 members, but claimed that about 80 per cent of their students’ parents support the party.
On ‘hudud’, Mohammad admitted that PAS had met the late Pehin Sri Adenan Satem in 2015, and they agreed the Islamic law was not suitable for the state.
“However, we are advocating the strengthening of the Syariah Law,” said Mohammad, who believed there was a lack of understanding among non-Muslims on Syariah Law.
He also stressed that Sarawak PAS, like its parent body, was willing to work with any party that accepted PAS’ principles. — DayakDaily