KUALA TERENGGANU: There is no political crisis in Kelantan or Kedah, said PAS secretary-general Datuk Mustafa Ali.
He said the purported turmoil in the two PAS controlled states, including the speculation of imminent snap elections in Kedah due to a number of Pakatan Rakyat assemblymen leaving the party, was merely a media game.
“There are no problems in Kelantan and Kedah, and I’ve obtained the facts of the matter. It’s only the media blowing up the issues,” he told a press conference at the Terengganu PAS office in Jalan Sultan Omar, here, yesterday.
Various issues had been linked to Kelantan PAS leaders, including the Haj sponsorship for Mentri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat by a businessman and the appointment of his son-in-law as the chief executive officer of Kelantan Menteri Besar Corporation which was investigated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.
Kulim-Bandar Baru MP Zulkifli Noordin, who was sacked from PKR, had also warned recently that another Pakatan-ruled state would fall soon.
In another development, Mustafa said DAP’s victory in the Sibu by-election had given PAS the confidence to establish a foothold in Sabah and Sarawak.
“We believe voters in Sabah and Sarawak are getting to know PAS better,” he said.
He denied that PKR was now a liability for the opposition pact as an increasing number of its elected representatives and leaders at the divisional and branch levels had left the party of late.
“PKR is not a liability. It’s only normal for a new party to experience some instability. PAS was like that. Perhaps after some time and when the ‘thorns in the flesh’ have all gone, the party (PKR) will be stable,” he said. – Bernama