DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang believes that Pas has lost support from its non-Muslim voting bloc since the hudud billâ€™s tabling at the Kelantan state assembly last week.
He also said that Kelantan Deputy Menteri Besar Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah was naive in his assessment that non-Muslims in the country were not against hudud and DAP was alone in the furore.
â€œPas is in danger of losing nearly all of its parliament and state seats outside the northern (and east coast) states, as a result of the tabling of the hudud bill.
â€œI am amazed at the gullibility and naivety of Mohd Amar who does not believe that non-Muslims in the country are against hudud, and that it was only the DAP which has been making noise,â€ said Lim in a statement today.
He said during the 13th General Election, Pas won 21 parliament seats and seven were outside its strongholds of Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu.
â€œIn the same election, Pas won 85 state seats, 29 of which were outside Perlis, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu.
â€œMany non-Muslim voters were willing to give their support for Pas candidates because of their trust in Pakatanâ€™s common policy framework and the spirit of comradeship in the pact.
â€œIt is fair to say that the non-Muslimsâ€™ trust in Pas has all but evaporated,â€ said Lim, who also predicted that Pas would be â€œwiped outâ€ in Selangor, in a scenario he painted to depict his theory on the ebbing support for Pas.-NST