ALOR SETAR – PKR members still keen on working with PAS should join the Islamist party in its Gagasan Sejahtera political pact, said a PAS Youth representative.
Selangor PAS Youth information chief Mohamed Sukri Omar said that while the party was prepared to cut political ties with PKR, there were members who remained “loyal and sincere” to PAS’ struggle.
“There are some of our friends from PKR who remain loyal, we are confident that some of them are still sincere and want to see genuine change in this country.
“Come join us in Gagasan Sejahtera. Together we can change the country and save Malaysia,” he said during the PAS Youth muktamar debates on Friday.
Gagasan Sejahtera refers to the informal political pact set up by PAS together with Parti Ikatan Bangsa Malaysia (Ikatan) and Barisan Jemaah Islamiah Semalaysia (Berjasa) in August last year.
Similar to the motion passed by the PAS Dewan Ulama wing on Thursday, Mohamed Sukri echoed that the party’s syura council should decide the fate of its tahaluf siyasi (political cooperation) with PKR.
PKR is the Islamist party’s only remaining ally in the Selangor state government, following the dissolution of the Pakatan Rakyat opposition pact last year.
“We entered into a political cooperation based on Islamic principles, so it is only fitting that we exit this cooperation based on Islamic principles,” he said.
Mohamed Sukri also reminded PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali that it was PAS who made him Selangor Mentri Besar.
“He can call us ‘Tok Lebai’, and chide us for wanting to take over Selangor. But remember, without us helping him and Pakatan Rakyat, this will be his last term as Mentri Besar,” Mohamed Sukri added.
Azmin had allegedly insulted PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang in a tweet, calling him “Tok Lebai”, a term that typically refers to a religious person who wears a skullcap.
The Mentri Besar’s tweet was in response to Abdul Hadi’s claim that PAS would take over Selangor in the next general election. – The Star Online