Khalid Samad Criticises PAS’ U-Turn On Coalition

Former PAS central committee member Khalid Samad criticised the U-turn by the party’s highest leadership following the passing of a motion to cut ties with its Pakatan Rakyat coalition partner DAP at its recently concluded muktamar.

The Shah Alam MP questioned the logic for the motion slated to go before the Syura Council and the central committee for decision-making.

He said both bodies attended the recently concluded PAS muktamar and did not object when the motion was passed without debate.

“Wasn’t the Syura Council ulama at the meeting? Weren’t the central committee members there?

“If they approved it in the meeting, don’t tell me now they want to reject the motion outside the muktamar.

“If the muktamar approved it, that means the Syura Council also approved it, the central committee approved it, Dewan Ulama approved it, Dewan Muslimat and Dewan Pemuda approved it.

“So all the delegates from across the country have already approved it.

“What else is there to say? Don’t tell me the leadership does not understand the muktamar process,” he said at a dinner event in Muar, Johor, yesterday.

Khalid added that DAP, in accepting the decision and announcing the end of Pakatan Rakyat, showed that the party understood the workings of PAS better than the  Islamist party.

“Even DAP understands better, they said already disbanded, there is nothing else there,” Khalid added.

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng yesterday announced that PR ceased to exist, adding that it would only work with PKR and “other forces” to end Barisan Nasional’s hold on the federal government.

PKR is expected to announce its stand today following a party leadership meeting last night.



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