KUALA LUMPUR: PKR president Anwar Ibrahim again took PAS to task over its claims of a plot against the prime minister and urged the party to stop lying and slandering.
“As a Muslim, my advice is that we can carry on with our politics, but we must stop lying and deception in politics,” he told reporters after attending a Chinese New Year open house for the Lembah Pantai parliamentary constituency today.
Earlier today, PAS Youth chief Muhammad Khalil Abdul Hadi claimed that Anwar was plotting to oust Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad via a no-confidence vote.
Responding to Khalil, Anwar said PAS had tarnished the image of Islam among the people, especially the non-Muslims.
“I wish to advise that as Muslims we do not defame one another.
“Last time they (PAS) said lying was permissible; now it is permissible for them to slander?
“If they (PAS) want to use the political arena to tell lies and slander, don’t use the name of Islam.
“They are ruining the reputation of Islam and the name of the Islamist party,” said the Port Dickson MP.
PAS secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan recently claimed that two component parties in Pakatan Harapan (PH) were planning a vote of confidence against Mahathir.
Yesterday, PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang was reported to have said that he would support Mahathir if he is betrayed and faces a no-confidence vote in Parliament.