KUALA LUMPUR, 21 Feb (Hrkh) - Manifesto PAS 'Kerajaan Beramanah, Adil dan Bersih Menuju Negara Berkebajikan' yang diuar-uarkan sebelum ini akhirnya dilancarkan oleh Presiden PAS, Tuan Guru Dato' Seri Abdul Hadi Awang di Pejabat Agung PAS, Jalan Raja Laut petang tadi.
Dalam pelancaran manifesto itu, PAS menonjolkan Negara Berkebajikan sebagai satu tawaran untuk menunaikan keperluan rakyat dalam menghadapi penderitaan dalam semua aspek termasuk politik, ekonomi dan sosial.
Menurut Abdul Hadi dalam ucapan pelancaran, tanggungjawab menunaikan Negara Berkebajikan ini adalah lebih luas daripada istilah yang difahami di politik Barat 'welfare state.'
"Walaupun sebahagiannya dilaksana oleh negara-negar Barat, objektif yang dimaksudkan oleh PAS dalam negara ini adalah lebih luas," katanya.
Malaysia's Islamic opposition unveils policy platform: Malaysia's Islamic opposition said Thursday it would use the country's oil profits to pay for healthcare and retain controversial fuel subsidies if it ruled the nation. In a policy platform unveiled ahead of March 8 general elections, the Pan Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) said it hoped voters would back its proposals and deliver a win in three conservative northern states.
The full manifesto and list of PAS' candidates can be accessed at pru12.pas.org.my.
Malaysia's Islamic opposition drops theocracy from platform, promises racial equality: Malaysia's Islamic opposition has dropped from its election platform a pledge to create a theocratic state, and is instead promising to slash the cost of living and ensure racial equality. The Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, or PAS, will campaign in the March 8 general elections with the slogan "a nation of care and opportunity," party President Abdul Hadi Awang told reporters Thursday. He said the party is promising lower fuel prices, a minimum wage, free university education and more affordable health care.
ELECTION 2008: Pas drops Islamic state principle in manifesto, signaling push for non-Muslim votes - Pas is changing their tactics for this polls. No more push for an Islamic state to placate non-Muslim voters. With their main targets the Malay voters in Northern states, Pas also openly declared their cooperation with Parti Keadilan Rakyat to win the Malay support but are non-committal in its previous alliance with the DAP. “The party realises its mistakes during the last polls in Terengganu. The party wants to keep with the changing times,” Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang told reporters during the launch of the party’s manifesto themed “Trustworthy, just and clean Government: A nation of care and opportunity.” he said. “One way is not to openly back the Islamic state.”