‘Pas-DAP rift caused by Kit Siang, son’

New Straits Times - - News -

KOTA BARU: The ar­ro­gance and un­com­pro­mis­ing at­ti­tude of DAP lead­ers, in­clud­ing its ad­viser, Lim Kit Siang, and sec­re­tary-gen­eral Lim Guan Eng, are the real source of prob­lems be­tween Pas and the party, said Pas vice-pres­i­dent and Ke­lan­tan Deputy Men­teri Be­sar Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Ab­dul­lah yes­ter­day.

Amar said in­stead of con­tin­u­ing with its at­tack on Pas, DAP should look at it­self and not put the blame on the Is­lamist party at ev­ery op­por­tu­nity.

“Pas has al­ways been open since the day of its for­ma­tion, not only dur­ing the time of its spir­i­tual leader Datuk Nik Ab­dul Aziz Nik Mat. We are open to co­op­er­a­tion as long as it is not against our poli­cies and strug­gles.

“How­ever, we are very strict when a co­op­er­a­tion goes against our in­ter­ests. We cut our ties with them be­cause DAP took a stand op­posed to our cause,” Amar said af­ter the state ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee meet­ing here.

He was com­ment­ing on a state­ment by Kit Siang high­light­ing the dif­fer­ence be­tween Pas pres­i­dent Datuk Seri Ab­dul Hadi Awang and Nik Aziz.

Kit Siang had said the lat­ter would not have al­lowed Pas to stoop to the depths it had in re­cent times in dis­parag­ing other op­po­si­tion par­ties and their lead­ers.

Amar pointed out that DAP had left the op­po­si­tion pact Barisan Al­ter­natif, whose mem­bers in­cluded both par­ties years ago fol­low­ing dif­fer­ences over the “Is­lamic na­tion” (Ne­gara Is­lam) is­sue and Nik Aziz was then the spir­i­tual leader of Pas.

“If the party can work with Nik Aziz, why did they leave Barisan Al­ter­natif then? This showed that the prob­lem is not Pas but DAP.”

Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Ab­dul­lah

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