Although the PAS president did not mention the evangelical party by name, indications are he had DAP in mind when he lunged at “mereka yang masih gila berpolitiking membuat kenyataan bahawa Malaysia sudah gagal menangani wabak Covid-19”.
His thoughts on their “nafsu politik” – clearly alluding to the DAP – were published today in Harakah.
DAP has been pushing the narrative that Malaysia is a “failed state” and one of the symptoms of failure is our supposedly flailing healthcare system. See below Lim Guan Eng’s July 9 tweet where the DAP sec-gen said: “Malaysia A Failed State and Mahiaddin Md Yasin Must Resign”.
Hadi said the propaganda about Malaysia’s supposed defeat to the pandemic “seolah-olah mereka [the critics] berada di planet lain bukan di alam bumi”.
He said this in the context of our global reality that “sehingga kini, belum ada negara dalam dunia yang boleh mendabik dada sudah berjaya menghadapi penularan wabak pandemik Covid”.
Additionally, “Kini, muncul pula pelbagai varian baru yang dikatakan paling berbahaya seperti varian Delta dan lain-lain bentuk”.
Therefore, the “gila berpolitiking” party is naysaying our Health Ministry efforts because – as Hadi opined – “disebabkan oleh nafsu politik angkuh mereka terlalu tinggi dan sangat rakus mahu berkuasa”.
Both DAP and Umno have called on the PM to resign. Hadi’s broadside is however targeted at the former (and not the latter party) as he also poked at “apa yang dijanjikan dalam manifesto PRU-14 dahulu”.
The lofty GE14 promises were made in Buku Harapan and not by the BN.
Hadi also said: “Mereka masih ingin mengaku boleh menyelesaikan semua masalah dalam sekelip mata sahaja …”. This is doubtless a description of the DAP.
And sure enough, the Dapsters reacted like kera kena belacan.
Coverage of Hadi’s latest salvo in Malaysiakini is snarkily headlined ‘Hadi voyages into space to denounce Covid-19 situation critics’.
The report drew close to 180 reader comments -— all predictably ranting and raving at PAS.
Hadi also took a shot at how blinkered (“seperti orang buta”) the noisemakers are, remarking “Sepatutnya berterima kasih kerana ada orang yang menolongnya, tetapi dibalas dengan maki hamun, seolah-olah tiada pertimbangan akal yang sihat, sudahlah matanya pula buta”.
“Kepada mereka yang dimaki, mudah-mudahan mendapat pahala percuma, manakala mereka yang memaki mendapat dosa dengan mudah. Jika bernasib malang, mereka boleh menghadapi hukuman atau tindakan undang-undang, bersekali dengan dosa, kerugian di dunia dan di akhirat jika tidak meminta maaf dan bertaubat.”
Sifat maki hamun is synonymous with the DAP supporters.
Hadi then quoted a few verses from the Quran about adversity being a test from God.
Hopefully this time Lim Kit Siang the wannabe ustaz is not going to be challenging PAS’s Islamic interpretation of this test vis-a-vis the Wuhan Virus.
The timing of Hadi’s reminder to the ummah is apt as the DAP machinery is now in the process of cranking up to high gear.
There is a saying ‘Make hay while the sun shines’, a proverb meaning “to make good use of an opportunity while it lasts”.
With the opportunistic DAP, however, their forte is to capitalize on a bad situation (like this pandemic) in order to benefit themselves (“sangat rakus mahu berkuasa”).
And the adverse consequences from their power grab be damned.