PAS leaders have continued attacking its former coalition partner DAP, this time saying it is the main reason Pakatan Harapan is unfit to replace the ruling BN in Putrajaya.
According to Umno-owned Utusan Malaysia today, PAS central committee member Nik Abduh Nik Aziz was reported blasting DAP for not respecting its fellow opposition parties.
Nik Abduh was commenting on the suggestion that Harapan picks Amanah’s Husam Musa as Kelantan menteri besar, should the coalition win the next general election, which is widely expected to be called soon.
“This is the true attitude of DAP that PAS has understood since long ago.
“That is why we split with them, because we know when DAP feels it is strong, it will control others,” Utusan today reported Nik Abduh as saying.
Last Thursday DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang said in a statement that he hoped by next year, Pakatan Harapan would able to capture Kelantan from PAS.
“I hope that by the time of the Hari Raya Aidilfitri next year there would not only be a new federal government and new prime minister in Putrajaya, but also a new Kelantan state government and a new Kelantan menteri besar,” said Lim, adding that he hoped the post of MB would go to Husam.
Nik Abdul said if DAP respected other parties, it would not so easily determine which party would take the post of menteri besar.
“So, what PAS said before (against DAP) has been proven to be happening in Harapan.
“Now, Harapan is seen to be always jostling to be in front, and for me, if they continue with such attitude, they are still not suited to replace BN,” Utusan reported him as saying.
Nik Abduh, one of the sons of former Kelantan menteri besar and PAS spiritual leader Nik Aziz Nik Mat, said in view of this, the decision of PAS not to join Harapan was the right decision.
Since the passing of Nik Aziz, PAS has been training its criticisms at DAP, leading to the break-up of Pakatan Rakyat.
Incidentally, Umno has also stepped up attacks against DAP over the past year, with the latest threat to have it deregistered for an error in its party election tabulation, prompting Lim today to contemplate retirement from politics.