Selangor PAS today issued a ban on its members from attending the red shirts protest dubbed ‘Himpunan Maruah Melayu’ on Sept 16.
Selangor PAS secretary Mohd Khairuddin Othman said the party was against rallies that were racial in nature.
"We are against any racial rallies that can spark racial tension
"We disagree and will not compromise on racism as the basis of PAS' struggle is not based on race," he said in a statement today.
He said PAS members in Selangor are not only forbidden from attending the rally, but are also banned from being involved in any way with the protest.
He also urged police to observe the red shirts rally according to the same standards it used for the Bersih 4 rally on Aug 29 and 30.
The red shirts rally is intended as a counter protest to the Bersih 4 gathering that had demanded for scandal-plagued Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to resign.
However the counter protest has taken on a racial tone, branding the Bersih 4 rally as "Chinese" and calling on Malays to respond with a gathering of their own.
Najib, who is also Umno president, yesterday said the party is not opposed to the rally and Umno members may participate if they wish.