Pas Youth chief Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Aziz today launched a veiled attack on PKR as both parties come head-to-head over the Sungai Besar by-election in Selangor, saying his party would not settle for any “instant noodle” negotiations.
“Our wound has yet to heal. The remedy is not overnight,” said Abduh, in an apparent reference to claims that Pas had been sidelined in seat negotiations with its allies in the now defunct Pakatan Rakyat during the last general election.
Despite opposition from PKR, PAS has insisted that the Sungai Besar parliamentary seat traditionally belonged to it.
Top party leaders have recently announced the party would place its candidate despite the risk of a multi-cornered fight which could favour Barisan Nasional.
The PKR-PAS rift has come out in the open today with the latest ultimatum by Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali for PAS to quit the state administration by next week.
Abduh, meanwhile, broke into metaphors to warn PKR that his party would not budge from its decision.
“If everyone wants to bare their fangs, we will remain with the moon. The moon is a natural cure for all creations of God in this world,” said Abduh, an ardent supporter of PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.
Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar go to the polls on June 15, after the deaths of its Umno incumbents in a helicopter crash in Sarawak early this month.