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PAS spat worsens, Nik Aziz calls for meeting

Posted in Uncategorized by malaysiasms on June 18, 2009


By Adib Zalkapli

KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 — Nasharudin Mat Isa continued to come under pressure as 10 PAS lawmakers today declared their support for spiritual adviser Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat in opposing the unity government idea.

“We fully support Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat’s stand on this matter,” said the statement.

Led by Kuala Krai MP Dr Hatta Ramli, they declared to uphold the decision of the last muktamar to strengthen Pakatan Rakyat (PR).

“Anyone who wants to work for a unity government is going against the muktamar. If the idea is pursued, it has to be done outside the party,” said Khalid Samad, the PAS MP for Shah Alam.

Yesterday, Nik Aziz asked Nasharudin, who was elected deputy president for the third term in the recent party elections, to resign as lawmaker and leave the party if he wanted to pursue the idea of a unity government.

Today, the influential Kelantan mentri besar said he would call for a meeting soon with Nasharudin and party president Datuk Seri Hadi Awang to resolve their differences.


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