Guan Eng: No issue with PM of Malaysia being Malay Muslim

GEORGE TOWN: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng (pix) expressed regret over the motion tabled by PAS during the party's Muktamar today, that the prime minister of Malaysia must be a Malay Muslim to uphold Islam in the administration of the country.

In a live Facebook video today, Lim said there is no issue of non-Malays or non-Muslims eyeing the top post in the country.

"It seems like they (PAS) are trying to pit Muslims and Non-Muslims against each other," he said.

Lim who is also DAP secretary-general, said the matter should not be an issue as the candidate for prime minister has always been a Malay Muslim.

"Even in Pakatan Harapan (PH), our candidate is Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim," he said.

He described the move by PAS as unhealthy and also denounced those in the PAS leadership who often used harsh words against non-Muslim leaders in PH.

Yesterday PAS Ulama delegates passed a motion to amend the Federal Constitution to insert a new clause that the prime minister must be a Malay Muslim.

The motion was passed at the end of the assembly meeting held at Sekolah Rendah Darul Islam in Tandop, Alor Star.