Pas info chief: Anwar dis­torted facts

New Straits Times - - News -

KUALA LUMPUR: Pas has crit­i­cised jailed op­po­si­tion leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for his “dis­tor­tion of facts” in a speech made dur­ing PKR’s na­tional congress on Sun­day.

Its in­for­ma­tion chief, Nas­rudin Has­san, ques­tioned how Anwar “failed” to ob­tain ac­cu­rate in­for­ma­tion about Pas, say­ing Anwar must learn to tell the dif­fer­ence be­tween per­cep­tion and re­al­ity.

“Ei­ther his politi­cal read­ings to­wards Pas do not rep­re­sent re­al­ity, or PKR lead­ers had failed to pro­vide him with ac­cu­rate in­for­ma­tion and only re­layed per­cep­tion from their own mouths,” he said yes­ter­day.

In the state­ment, Nas­rud­din quoted the speech read by Anwar’s daugh­ter Nu­rul Iz­zah Anwar: “They (PAS) did not op­pose the GST bud­get, the rise in fuel and sugar prices and did not par­tic­i­pate in the Ber­sih 5 rally.”

Sev­eral me­dia re­ports, Nas­rudin added, also quoted Anwar say­ing that Pas had an al­liance with Umno, af­ter end­ing its tahaluf siyasi (politi­cal co­op­er­a­tion) with PKR.

“Those al­le­ga­tions are clearly un­true and far from re­al­ity. In the GST is­sue, Pas had been con­sis­tent in voic­ing out against its im­ple­men­ta­tion.”

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