KUALA LUMPUR : Leaders from Islamist party PAS should never lie as it might only hurt Islam’s standing , PKR leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim stated today .
Anwar gave the guidance as a Muslim himself to PAS , after a head from the political party alluded to him allegedly staying the “mastermind” of a plot to make a vote of no assurance against Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad .
“I want to advise that Muslims cannot slander.
“If they use politics for the arena of slander and lies, don’t use the name of Islam, it damages the image of Islam under the name of a Muslim party,” he told reporters today at an event, with the recording of his remarks made available to the Malay Mail.
Anwar stated lies by Muslims might hurt the image of Islam among non-Muslims .
“A few days ago, and also yesterday, I met Lim Guan Eng, Mohamad Sabu and Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, none of us ever heard of it ,” he added.
The issue on the no-confidence vote cropped up after PAS secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan claimed there were two parties in PH conspiring to introduce a motion of no-confidence against Dr Mahathir.
“Normally, names will be proposed. We will see and consider . whether the person is suitable or not,” he added.