Azmin: PKR won’t cut ties with Pas de­spite Hadi’s ‘bi­awak’ re­mark

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SHAH ALAM: PKR will stick to its stand of not sev­er­ing ties with Pas even though Pas pres­i­dent Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang has likened co­op­er­at­ing with other po­lit­i­cal par­ties to “memikul bi­awak hidup”, mean­ing to carry an un­nec­es­sary bur­den.

PKR deputy pres­i­dent Datuk Seri Mo­hamed Azmin Ali said the party still be­lieved in mu­tu­al­ity in the op­po­si­tion pact and would re­spect dif­fer­ences of opin­ion.

“Kead­i­lan (PKR) at the cen­tral, state and di­vi­sional lev­els has never sev­ered ties with friends.”

He said this af­ter at­tend­ing the open­ing of the Fifth Ses­sion of the 13th Se­lan­gor state leg­isla­tive assem­bly by Sul­tan of Se­lan­gor Sul­tan Shara­fud­din Idris Shah here yes­ter­day.

On Hadi’s re­mark, Azmin said: “Please do not use such terms. It’s not proper in pub­lic as we should be us­ing bet­ter words that are nicer to hear.

“We should have mu­tual re­spect be­cause even if we ar­gue with our en­e­mies, there’s no need to use such (un­pleas­ant) terms.”

Last Satur­day, Hadi was quoted as say­ing by so­cial me­dia that Pas would be tak­ing its own ap­proach in fac­ing the 14th Gen­eral Elec­tion. Ber­nama

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