Green is usually a color we associate with calmness or scenic views, but not in Malaysia.
Here, we associate it with the Islamist party, PAS.
Leaders and members of the party have openly and consistently expressed hate towards other races while branding Islam and Malays as the superior religion and race in Malaysia.
To add to that, over the weekend, Terengganu PAS Youth members were seen clad in medieval Islamic war costumes and armed with fake swords, spears, and shields at a parade in the state.
While some may disagree that this is a form of extremism, statements that have been made by the party in the past beg to differ. If anything, it is giving Trump supporter vibes.
The march was believed to be part of a two-day PAS Youth gathering called “Himpunan Pemuda Islam Terengganu” (Himpit) in Setiu Terengganu.
There was also a pickup truck with a huge fake sword on its cargo bed.
The youngsters, who were dressed in medieval militant garb with a green theme, were also seen standing on the pickup truck’s cargo bed.
The Islamist party president Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang was among those in attendance, according to the event’s Facebook post on Terengganu PAS Youth’s page.
However, PAS Youth chief Ahmad Fadhli Shaari said he found it “strange” to see Terengganu PAS Youth members marching with what appeared to be swords, spears and shields.
Meanwhile, social media raised concerns over the parade, with many including lawmakers accusing PAS of trying to stoke racial tension.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Dr Mohd Na’im Mokhtar also released a statement yesterday advising Muslims not to be involved in processions that may cause misunderstandings and disharmony in the community.
“What message do PAS youth want to give? The making of ISS in Asia? The extremism is evident. This is dangerous. Scaring other races. Who do you want to fight with? This is not slander. It is clear. Explain yourself.”
“These extremists are attempting another provocation the same as when DSAI was appointed as PM. They scared people with the May. 13 issue and uploaded swords on TikTok.”
“Please curb this sort of thing. Don’t let Islam be seen as an enemy in the eyes of other religions. This is like asking for a war.”
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