Takiyuddin: PAS never intended to ban non-Muslims on alcohol consumption

Published on 26 Mar 2019 3:30:29 PM

PAS secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan said the party does not ban alcohol for non-Muslims, and will never do so should it manage to hold federal power.

Takiyuddin said that at the Parliament lobby on Tuesday when commenting on a recent news article which he said suggested the Islamist party intends to ban alcohol if it takes over, in reference to how PAS started to influence the government to ban alcohol in the 1970s.

The PAS party secretary-general cited Kelantan, where the party has ruled for 29 years that the state government has never banned selling and consumption of alcohol among non-Muslims.