PETALING JAYA: A Bersatu Supreme Council member has accused Perikatan National’s rivals of trying to paint PAS as power hungry by claiming that it wants its vice-president to be made the opposition leader.
Wan Saiful Wan Jan also said Pakatan Harapan was hoping to drive a wedge between PAS and Bersatu by talking up Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar’s potential in the said role.
Bersatu secretary-general Hamzah Zainudin is the current opposition leader.
“But we all know that PAS isn’t greedy,” the Tasek Gelugor MP told FMT.
Earlier today, unity government spokesman Fahmi Fadzil said he believed PAS was eyeing the opposition leader’s post, and added that Bersatu “should be concerned right now”.
PAS election director Sanusi Nor, meanwhile, said the suggestion for Samsuri to become the next opposition leader following his win in the Kemaman by-election could be discussed by PN’s top leadership.
Samsuri was elected the Kemaman MP on Saturday after he defeated Barisan Nasional’s Raja Affandi Raja Noor, a former defence forces chief, by 37,220 votes.
This led to him being described as a potential PAS president and prime ministerial candidate.
PAS information chief Ahmad Fadhli Shaari also said the party had no problem with Hamzah being the opposition leader as the Larut MP has been carrying out his duties well.