Pas on PD by-election: 'A waste of money, a waste of time'

Nor Fazlina Abdul Rahim

KOTA BHARU: Pas believes that the upcoming Port Dickson parliamentary by-election is not only a waste of time but also a waste of the country’s resources.

Pas vice-president, Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah, said the by-election is being held solely to appease the wishes of one individual who wants to become the prime minister.

He said each time a by-election is held, the cost will reach million of ringgit. This, he said was wasteful given that the government had said that the country’s finances were in poor state, to the extent that it had to seek donations from the public.

“To me, it is a waste of time and a waste of money. Each by-election involves million of ringgit to organise. This is also not the first time, as we have seen in the ‘Kajang Move.’

“This is all to fulfil one man’s ambitions; I don’t think this is good for the country. We have no money yet we do these sort of things (by-election),” he said after attending the state exco meeting here on Wednesday.

PKR president-elect Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was on Wednesday announced as the candidate to contest the upcoming by-election, after the seat’s incumbent, Datuk Danyal Balagopal Abdullah, said he was stepping down as MP.

The move is being done to facilitate Anwar’s return to Parliament and so he can become the prime minister. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd