Pas tells PAN: Strong parties stand on their own identity, not use others'

EMBUN MAJID


POKOK SENA: A strong political party should stand on its own instead of relying on others, including the deceased.


That was the damning message delivered by Pas deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man to Parti Amanah Negara (PAN), which he said appeared to have been using Pas’ identity and that of late Pas leaders in order to build support


“A strong party will not depend on others, especially someone who has passed away. PAN should focus on their fight instead.


“They should not contest in seats where Pas is contesting because they are only helping Barisan Nasional to win,” he told reporters after the Kuliah Dhuha at Madrasah Darul Ulum here this morning.


He was commenting on PAN riding on the names of previous Pas leaders, including the late Pas spiritual leader Datuk Seri Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, in the party's campaign towards the 14th General Election.


Several police reports have also been lodged on seminars on Nik Aziz's thoughts on April 9.


Ibrahim said PAN should be a value added party to the opposition, and should not be stepping on Pas just to gain support.


He questioned, for example, PAN’s move to penetrate into Kelantan, which is under Pas rule, when the party should be fighting against BN.