No place for Zouk if we win Titiwangsa, says PAS

KUALA LUMPUR: PAS’ candidate for Titiwangsa Mohammad Noor Mohammad said he would move out popular entertainment outlet Zouk, saying the nightclub should not be located on Jalan Tun Razak in central Kuala Lumpur as it is a Malay-majority area.

Saying Zouk’s presence was insensitive to Muslims and could cause social ills among youths, Noor also blamed the club for causing traffic problems, particularly at night.

“From 10pm onwards, there would be traffic congestion in the area. This inconveniences residents who wish to enter Desa Pandan.

“Even more regrettable is the sight of young Muslims who frequent the spot for entertainment till the early morning hours,” he told a news conference at the PAS office in Desa Pandan.

Noor had contested twice for the Titiwangsa seat, where some 71% of the electorate are Malays.

He lost by 1,513 votes in 1999 and by 11,815 votes in 2004.

This time, Noor said PAS stood a good chance of winning the seat because both Barisan Nasional (BN) and Pakatan Harapan (PH) faced internal problems over the choice of candidates.

“Initially, we saw only a 50-50 chance of winning but now we rate it as 60%,” he said.

He hit out at PH as a spoiler for fielding a candidate in the urban constituency.

“If they really want the opposition to win, they should not contest the seat,” said Noor. “Let PAS fight with BN, then we will surely win,” he said, describing Titiwangsa as “a PAS area since 1986”.

PH is fielding Rina Harun, who is PPBM’s women’s chief. The choice reportedly did not sit well with party members, who claimed she would provide an easy win to BN’s Johari Abdul Ghani.