Ban use of ‘Islam’ by political parties: Rahim
MELAKA, Jan 21 — Former Melaka chief minister Tan Sri Dr Rahim Tamby Chik said that a regulation or law should be formulated to ban the use of the word “Islam” by political parties. This is to avoid manipulation & abuse by certain quarters for political interests.
He said the use of the word by political parties could be damaging to Islam as well as tarnish its image and reputation.
“The use of the word by the party is merely for political interest,” he told reporters after presenting the school aid at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Sungai Udang on January 21st 2013.
He said the action of the PAS leaders, like calling Umno members infidels and apostates, did not reflect the true teachings of Islam.