Hadi: I’m not after positions

Harakahdaily, 18 November 2012

Nov 18: PAS president Tuan Guru Abdul Hadi Awang said vying for positions should be the last thing on the minds of those who struggle for Islam. Responding to some delegates who argued that Hadi should be the prime minister should Pakatan Rakyat win the next election, he brushed it aside saying it was not part of his wish list.

Hadi reiterated that the focus now was for PAS and Pakatan Rakyat to occupy the Federal seat after the 13th general election, and not who should be the prime minister.

“As someone trained in the Islamic mould, I cannot ask to be a leader, leadership is a huge trust and a big responsibility.
“What is important is that we step into Putrajaya. The prime minister will be from among those who qualify, who can unite and uphold justice to the people,” he said.

Hadi again expressed his intention to return to his life as fisherman.
“At least, I can teach (Islam) to people,” he said.

On the differing views within the Islamic party, Hadi said it showed PAS’s democracy was alive.

Hadi added that in an open world, people’s thought and writing are naturally shaped by a variety of information sources.

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