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UMNO – ‘Hadi Awang should withdraw his decree’

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KOTA BARU  –  Apart from PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang’s decree 35 years ago which should be withdrawn as it causes disunity among Muslims, the opposition party’s spiritual advisor should also withdraw several of his own religious rulings (fatwas).

Umno Information chief Datuk Ahmad Maslan said this was because several religious rulings made by Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat as Kelantan Menteri Besar especially that Umno was apostate and whoever supported Umno was evil, had bad implications on Malays and Muslims in the country.

“Nik Aziz needs to withdraw his religious rulings which could break up the Malays and Muslims, not only Abdul Hadi should do so (withdraw his decree),” he told reporters after visiting 157 flood victims at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Mulong here last night.

Ahmad said this was in line with the address of the Sultan of Kelantan, Sultan Muhammad V on Tuesday who wanted Muslims to mutually respect each other and avoid prolonged problems.

In his speech at the 100th anniversary of the Kelantan Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council (MAIK), the Sultan said that he hoped all parties were aware of the high hopes of Muslims towards peace and harmony as well as his disappointment when the energy and strength of Muslims were sapped because of internal struggles.

The text of his speech was read out by the Tengku Mahkota of Kelantan, Tengku Muhammad Fa-iz Petra. – Bernama