Tak Mahu Calon Perokok…

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) – Malaysia’s conservative Islamic party will field only a candidate who does not smoke in an upcoming by-election, reports said Sunday, as the party seeks to boost its Islamic image.

The Pan-Malaysia Islamic Party (PAS), which is a part of the opposition alliance, said the candidate it will pick for the poll in northern Kelantan state must display good Islamic character and the person must be a non-smoker.

“I will reject smokers from the start. They are not only ruining their health but also wasting money,” PAS spiritual leader Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat was quoted as saying by the New Sunday Times paper.

He also told the Malay newspaper Berita Minggu that the candidate must also pray regularly and be a non-gambler. No date has been fixed for the by-election, but PAS has said it will field a candidate to contest the poll.

There are no clear religious edicts banning smoking, but Nik Abdul Aziz has said previously that some Muslim scholars consider smoking as forbidden.

In 2007, PAS said it was planning to field in national polls only non-smoking candidates or those who were willing to kick the habit.

The Islamic party has also asked its candidates to take on oath promising to divorce their wives if they to defect to other parties.

 

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http://news.yahoo.com/

Saya tak terkejut langsung lepas baca entry di atas berkaitan dengan hasrat PAS yang inginkan calon wakil rakyat yang bukan perokok. Alasan utamanya ialah seperti biasa; tabiat merokok adalah satu pembaziran disamping membahayakan kesihatan diri sendiri dan juga diri orang lain. Saya menyokong penuh saranan yang bernas ini tapi bukankah lebih baik jika skop faktor kesihatan itu diperluaskan merangkumi tuntutan kesihatan fizikal serta  spiritual ?  Sebenarnya bukan hanya rokok sahaja yang menjejaskan kesihatan. Malah pengambilan gula berlebihan dan juga  ketidak seimbangan dalam pengambilan makanan berlemak dan berkalori tinggi juga merupakan penyebab utama penularan penyakit-penyakit kronik di kalangan manusia masa kini yang tidak wajar dipandang ringan.  Cuba bayangkan; bagaimana seseorang wakil rakyat mampu berkhidmat dengan baik jika sentiasa diselubungi  dengan masalah penyakit-penyakit kronik akibat daripada cara permakanan yang amat luas biasa??? Fikir-fikirkanlah….

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