MACHANG, May 26 (Bernama) -- The question of race need not be disputed for a
person to become a prime minister provided he is a Muslim, said PAS Spiritual
Leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat.
Nik Aziz said the leader must be from among Muslims because he would be
heading the government and leading Muslims in the country.
"Okay to be non-Malay, so long as he is a Muslim. How to lead Muslims if he
is not a Muslim? Will a democratic nation give the post to a communist?
"And in the same vein, will a Communist country accommodate a democratic
leader? No such thing! A Communist country will be helmed by a Communist, a
democratic country will be led by a democratic leader," he said.
"So, a Muslim nation must be led by a Muslim, regardless of race."
He said this to reporters after opening a Kelantan Pas Ulama Congress at the
Labok Dewan Ulama Headquarters, here, today.
DAP chairman Karpal Singh, prior to this, was reported to have said that he
would continue his fight to ensure a non-Malay could became a prime minister of
the country on the basis that there was no law against it.
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