I AM shocked and dismayed beyond belief that PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang could be that ignorant.
Since PAS is a component in the present beleaguered Perikatan Nasional Government, he should, given his so-called Islamic credentials, advise the Government that nothing much can be done about containing COVID-19.
For Hadi, nothing can be done about the pandemic as it is God’s way of testing and challenging human beings.
I wonder why Hadi is not willing to share his views about the pandemic with the Government. If he had done so, we need not procure vaccines any longer. What are vaccines compared to God’s will!
Since it is God’s punishment, then what is the point of clamouring for more vaccines to be brought into the country.
By Hadi’s logic, vaccinations are not going to prevent people from becoming infected. It is all in the hands of the Almighty God.
Anyway, Hadi’s general knowledge about progress made in containing the pandemic is extremely shallow.
Either he does not know or simply refuses to believe of the success achieved by some countries in containing the pandemic.
Countries like the US, UK and Italy might have had high recorded cases of infections earlier, but lately through the ready availability of vaccines, infections have come down.
Of course, our Perikatan Government, despite its religious credentials and having an Islamic party as a member, has not been spared by God.
The question is, why God has not been kind to Perikatan? Why would God inflict such a punishment by way of introducing COVID-19 on Malaysia?
Hadi should answer this question and not skirt it by simply rambling on irrelevant matters.
The notion of political pandemic introduced by Hadi is merely to justify and whitewash the treachery committed Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), Umno and PAS.
If God is punishing Malaysia, then the reason is obvious. He is in fact, punishing the Perikatan for seizing power illegally from Pakatan Harapan.
Hadi mistakenly thinks and acts as though the Opposition is facing the wrath of God.
So, the pandemic, at least in Hadi’s warped logic, is God’s way of punishing Malaysians for continuing to tolerate the Perikatan’s antiques.
By : Prof P Ramasamy (Penang deputy chief minister and Perai state assemblyman) – FOCUS MALAYSIA