PAS to sever ties with PKR

PAS to sever ties with PKR

KUALA LUMPUR: PAS Syura Council has confirmed that the Islamist party will sever ties with Opposition partner PKR.

Council secretary Datuk Dr Nik Muhammad Zawawi Salleh said any political decisions made by the party, including issues on the administration of the Selangor state government, would be handed over to the PAS central committee.

He said the decision to cut ties with PKR was made based on three reasons.

“Firstly, it’s because PKR has not supported and instead opposed PAS’ Islamic agenda such as RUU355,” told a press conference Thursday.

 “Secondly, PKR has gone against the spirit of political cooperation by attacking the leadership and making false accusations against PAS, in turn tainting the party’s image.

“Thirdly, it has betrayed the political relationship with PAS by working with others who want to topple the Kelantan government and went against PAS during the by-elections in Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar,” he said.

Zawawi later told reporters that president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang was ready to meet with PKR if the latter still wanted to maintain a relationship

Source: The Star