Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Hadi as prime minister bad for S’wakians — Abdul Karim

November 21, 2012

SIBU: It would not augur well for Sarawakians if Pakatan Rakyat grabbed power in the impending general election and PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang was appointed prime minister.

Stating this yesterday, PBB supreme council member Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said this was because Hadi Awang had previously uttered a derogatory remark on Sarawakians.

“Isn’t this the chap who belittles the native of Sarawak as still backward, still pakai ‘cawat’ or loin clothes and don’t know how to vote?”

It was reported that Hadi gave that comment after the Batang Ai by-election in 2009 following the demise of Datuk Dublin Unting.

“All Sarawakians feel insulted with that derogatory remark till today. Hadi has not apologised or retracted his remark!

“And PAS expects Sarawakians to swallow their pride and accept him as PM? No way!” asserted Abdul Karim, who is Asajaya assemblyman and Assistant Minister of Youth Development.

Meanwhile, Bernama reported that Hadi Awang welcomed PAS delegates’ suggestion that he be made PM should Pakatan come into power.

He was quoted to have said sometimes it could be ‘syok’ (a thrill) to be proposed for the PM post.

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