Former PAS deputy president Nasharuddin Mat Isa has alleged that a group had prayed for the establishment of a Christian nation during a thanksgiving event after the Sarawak state election last year.

"I want to say, to encourage (fellow Muslims) to unite, face the strategy that is being planned by Allah's enemies, particularly in Malaysia.

NONE"After the election, to celebrate their victory, for example DAP, held a thanksgiving event. During this event, among the things that was mentioned and prayed for was for Malaysia to be a Christian state.

"Because they have won big, so they prayed for Malaysia to be a Christian state. Some denials we made and there was also support. The reality is, a lot of them won," he said.

Nasharuddin said this in his working paper that was read out during a National Islamic Missionary Movement Seminar at Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur today.

It was not sure what he meant by "denials" and "support".

During the Sarawak state election, DAP won 12 out of 15 seats contested, double the amount of seats won in 2007. The party now has the second largest number of seats in the Sarawak state assembly.

Nasharuddin is regarded as a PAS renegade due to his overly cozy ties with Umno but he has yet to be officially censured by the party.

He was once photographed sitting next to Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak at the sidelines of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) assembly in Saudi Arabia early last month.

Sometimes, it's about 'rezeki'

Asked if the wedding reception of Malacca Chief Minister Mohd Ali Rustam's son was considered "wasatiah (moderate)", Nasharuddin replied that the event was acceptable if one could afford it.

"In a religious context, kalau rezeki banyak (if he is wealthy), then it is his right. We can't interfere," he said.

However, he pointed out that Mohd Ali is a public servant and thus he might encounter some problems if too much was spent. 

NONE"With 130,000 guest, even at RM3 per head, that's a lot," he said, adding that the public should leave matters to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) now that they have begun investigations.

On rumours that the likelihood of him being dropped as a PAS candidate for the next general election, Nasharuddin, the incumbent Bachok MP, said he was ready to face any  possibility. 

"To me, my job is to defend Islam. My PAS membership and other matters are secondary," he said.

Previously, Kelantan PAS deputy commissioner Mohd Amar Nik said Nasharuddin had not been dropped as a candidate from defending his seat as proposed by the state leadership.
However, the party's national leadership will have the final say over candidacy matters.