He said PAS realised that the support of Malay voters for the party had been badly affected following its decision not to set up an Islamic state and instead opting for a welfare state.
It is a political ploy by PAS because it notices that support for the party has been badly affected lately. Some of its supporters are not happy with the party, he said after attending a gathering with the people at Masjid Jamek Kampung Sungai Bunyi, here today.
Muhyiddin, who is also Umno deputy president and Education Minister, said PAS must explain to the people instead of deceiving them by claiming that it would not implement hudud.
He was commenting on the statement by the opposition pact leadership council yesterday that they would not implement hudud aw as proposed by PAS because this was not in line with their joint policy, Federal Constitution and the Orange Book agenda.
Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim said the opposition pact respected the PAS stand on this matter but at the same time, it accepted the differing stand of the DAP in opposing its implementation.
Muhyiddin said PAS realised that if it insisted on implementing hudud, it would face strong opposition from component parties of the pact such as the DAP and PKR.
PAS should explain and should not deceive the people by saying it wont implement (hudud) because it knows that if it insists on implementing (hudud), it will face opposition from the DAP and PKR, he said.
Earlier, Muhyiddin said a new approach was needed by the government in administering and bringing ! developm ent to the country in view of the countrys demographic composition where 60 percent of the population were young people.
The young generation have their own mindset that is different and they also realise that they have their own rights. With the existence of Facebook, Twitter and Internet, the style of administering the country now is different, he said.
Muhyiddin also announced an allocation of RM2 million for the construction of a new mosque for Kampung Sungai Bunyi.