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This Man Is The First Ever Non-Muslim To Represent Sabah PAS In GE14

He has been a PAS member for eight years.

Cover image via New Straits Times

Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) has fielded a non-Muslim candidate in Sabah for the 14th general election (GE14)

Borneo Post reported that Satail Majungkat, who is also a member of the Sidang Injil Borneo church, will be contesting for Kadamaian state seat under the Kota Belud parliamentary constituency in Sabah.

Satail has been a PAS member for the last eight years.

Satail said that the value of leadership in PAS is what attracted him to become a member of the party

"Although PAS is an Islamic party, it does not look at races," Satail was quoted as saying by New Straits Times (NST).

Satail also announced that he will be fighting for the "people's economy".

According to party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, Satail is the first non-Muslim PAS candidate in Sabah

NST reported Abdul Hadi as saying that the party has fielded non-Muslims in the past elections.

"There are Chinese and non-Muslim Indian candidates in Pulau Pinang and Perak, as well as Negeri Sembilan who had contested under PAS ticket in the past elections," Abdul Hadi said. 

PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang announced the Sabah PAS candidates for GE14 in Kota Kinabalu.

Image via New Straits Times

Abdul Hadi added that PAS trusts Satail completely as the party fights for everyone's rights.

"We give him our full trust as we will fight for the rights for all, not just Muslims," he said. 

Abdul Hadi also stated that this is the aspect which attracts non-Muslims in Sabah to join PAS.

Abdul Hadi hopes the party will win at least one of the 26 seats in Sabah

"We have our strategy to deliver the message that Islam is fair to everyone," Abdul Hadi added, before stressing that the party aims to have the voice of Sabahans heard at the Parliament and State Assembly.

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