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