Thursday, April 2, 2009

Pas Lacks Respect for the Law, Says Syed Hamid

Respect the law as law is infallible. If you break the law, you must face the consequences. PAS saying it will ignore the Police's orders shown that PAS lacks respect for the law. It reduces greatly the degree of respectfulness toward PAS.

Syed Hamid

The question remains: Should we support the party that does not respect the law and considers his own word above that of the law?

PAS saying it will ignore the Police's orders to political parties not to make seditious statements when campaigning for the three upcoming by-elections shows the party lacks respect for the law, Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar said.

Syed Hamid said the tendency of PAS to "do whatever it thinks is right and likes" could lead to instability in the country.

"We put in place rules, they (PAS) break them...when we take action they accuse us of being cruel and oppressive," Perak PAS commissioner Asmuni Awi said that the party would pay no heed to police instructions asking candidates and campaigners involved in the by-elections not to make seditious remarks.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan issued a warning that the police would come down hard on anyone resorting to making seditious remarks while campaigning for the by-elections, irrespective of which parties they came from.

Syed Hamid said the country was safe and peaceful because of the rule of law which the police had taken pains to maintain.

"Certain matters that are before the courts should not be made campaign material... if dissatisfied with something please lodge police reports but do not condemn the police and accuse them of being highhanded and cruel. Imagine what will happen if the police institution crumbles," he said.

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