KUALA LUMPUR: PAS’ original struggle for Islam died with the passing of the party’s spiritual leader Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat two years ago, says newly-appointed Amanah vice-president Husam Musa today.
He said PAS’ close relationship with Umno now was far different from the apparent enmity that existed between both parties then.
The new PAS slogan was all about a mature political culture, in a way implying that Nik Aziz’s political stand was “not mature”, he said at a seminar on Nik Aziz’s way of thinking at the Chinese Assembly Hall auditorium here.
This clearly indicated PAS was abandoning the spiritual leader’s wisdom in dealing with other parties, he added.
Husam previously served as press secretary to Nik Aziz when the spiritual leader was Kelantan menteri besar. He rose to become PAS vice-president before he joined Amanah last August.
He said he was sure Nik Aziz would have sat together with former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and supported the Pakatan Harapan struggle to defeat BN in the next general election.
Pakatan is made up of Amanah, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (of which Mahathir is chairman), PKR and DAP.