PAS Will Split Up If Muzakarah Is Held, Says Nik Aziz
He described the attempt by Umno to have the muzakarah purportedly to strengthen Malay solidarity as merely a gimmick aimed at causing the fall of PAS.
"I want to ask the PAS leaders (reported to have held talks with Umno) whether they are interested in safeguarding PAS and Islam. Trying to be friends with Umno is like "sleeping with the enemy," he told a press conference here Monday.
The Kelantan Menteri Besar was commenting on remarks by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi Sunday that high-level talks had been taking place between Umno and PAS on matters relating to Malay unity and strengthening Islam.
Abdullah, however, said Nik Aziz was not among the PAS leaders in the talks.
Asked if he would be having a word with PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang and other leaders of the party who were for the muzakarah, Nik Aziz replied in the negative but said certain statements issued by them did not make him happy.
However, he denied that that he was no longer on the same "wavelength" with them but warned that if they were not careful, they would be taken on a "nice ride by Umno".
He added that it was best to let the grassroots decide on the muzakarah as PAS would be holding its muktamar (general assembly) very soon. (Bernama)
***** Tok Guru is a man of great experience and wisdom. PAS would do itself a big favour by listening to him. He is absolutely right when he says that trying to be friends with Umno is like "sleeping with the enemy."