If PAS secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan had advised PAS members to vote for the Muslim candidate in the Sungai Kandis by-election, I would have respected him.
But in including a racist element in his exhortation to PAS voters, namely, to vote for a Malay/Muslim, he diminished PAS standing as an Islamic Party because Islam does not encourage, promote nor tolerate racism. Malay is a race, Muslim is not.
Visualise a scenario when our most well-known or notorious Ridhuan Tee Abdullah standing as a candidate against Che Abdul Karim Che Abdul Hamid (the rubber scrap dealer who married an 11 year-old lil' girl), PAS would have through Takiyuddin exhorted PAS voters to vote for the cradle snatcher.
Muslim convert Ridhuan Tee Abdullah played down non-Malay contributions to Malaysia in a rebuttal of an article listing such deeds, and dismissed the suggestion that the group were the country's largest tax contributors.
But Takiyuddin's PAS would still NOT vote for him in preference to the cradle snatcher
I had wanted to marry her since she was 7
and he would have easily won PAS' votes
What Islamic Party is PAS?