Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The party has no right to reward blessings from Allah, says DPM
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin being greeted by an enthusiastic crowd on his arrival at the ‘Jamuan Rakyat 1Malaysia’ programme in Felda Lubuk Merbau in Kuala Nerang, near Alor Star,
PAS spiritual leader Datuk Seri Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat is in no position to determine and reward Muslims with pahala (blessings) from God.
Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin described the Kelantan menteri besar's latest campaign against Barisan Nasional as "teori songsang" (wrong theory).
"This is wrong. Pas has no right to determine the fate of Muslims when it comes to the reward of pahala from God.
"In fact, no one in the world can determine our fate in the afterlife.
"As long as we perform our prayers and heed all requirements by our religion, I am sure that Muslims will receive their reward and blessings from Allah," he said in his speech during the "Jamuan Rakyat 1Malaysia" programme in Felda Lubuk Merbau in Kuala Nerang, near here, yesterday.
It was reported that Nik Aziz had said Pas would continue to campaign and that those who voted for the party would be rewarded with pahala.
Muhyiddin said the opposition had always come out with statements to deny BN's good deeds, with an attempt to confuse the people.
"When the government gave out the 1Malaysia People's Aid (BR1M), Pas said it was a form of corruption.
"Ironically, there were members from that party who opted for the aid.
"This proves that the BN government has never margina-lised the people in our welfare programmes because of their political beliefs."
He also said there was hikmah (wisdom) behind BN's dismal performance in the 12th general election in 2008.
He said the aftermath of the elections had enabled the people to assess the credibility and performance of the ruling coalition and the opposition.
"What have the people obtained in the last four years of the Pas-led Kedah administration?"
Muhyiddin said he sensed a growing support for BN among the people of Kedah on his visits to the state.
"I feel the winds of change getting stronger every time I visit Kedah. This is a good sign."
When Muhyiddin asked the crowd whether they would help BN to wrest back the state, some 20,000 people who attended the event replied with a resounding "yes".
Muhyiddin, who is also education minister, approved a RM1 million allocation for the construction of a hall at the 30-year-old Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Lubuk Merbau.
He also said the BN government would never promise the moon, the stars and the sun, but it guaranteed the people a good future.
Unlike the opposition, he said the ruling coalition had made promises and spared no effort to honour it.
"The BN government is not like the group on the other side.
"They come with their Buku Jingga plan and try to entice the people by promising the moon, the stars and the sun.
"But if we carefully examine their plan, which they aim to execute within two years of becoming the government of the day, it would lead the country to bankruptcy."
Muhyiddin, who was on a day-long working visit to Kedah, earlier opened the state-level micro, small and medium-sized entrepreneurs' gathering at the Universiti Teknologi Mara branch campus in Merbok.
Later, he had tea with 2,000 army and police pensioners at the Bukit Pinang army camp, where he announced RM50,000 aid to the Kedah Armed Forces' Wives Welfare Association (Bakat).
He also announced a RM100,000 aid each for the Kedah Police Pensioners Association and State Army Veterans Association.