PAS vice-president Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah does not expect Amanah to last beyond the next general election.

“I’m not being arrogant, but I cannot imagine Amanah lasting beyond this general election,” Mohd Amar said at a ceramah in Kota Bharu last night.

Mohd Amar, who is also Kelantan deputy menteri besar, said Amanah’s intention to field 35 state assembly candidates in Kelantan cannot be taken seriously because it lacks the candidates and has no presence or branches in some areas.

The Kelantan state legislative assembly has 45 seats. Pakatan Harapan is expected to allocate most of the state seats it plans to contest to Amanah, with a handful to be distributed to Bersatu, PKR and DAP.

On the other hand, Bersatu is expected to be given the right to field candidates in the majority of the 14 parliamentary seats in Kelantan.

Mohd Amar said that the very fact that seat distributions were not confirmed had led him to believe that the Harapan parties were still in discord.

“They (Amanah) must wake up and forget their plans to ‘replace PAS’ in Kelantan.

“Amanah is the tool of DAP. They just listen to whatever DAP wants. How can they replace PAS?” he said.

– M’kini