KOTA BARU, Jun 20 – PAS is calling on UMNO members to join the party in its struggle to uphold Islam. Party vice-president Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah said PAS’ door was always open to anyone who could accept the party’s policies.
“We do not have any plan to draw UMNO members to PAS but our doors are always open. We welcome anyone who can accept our struggle because we have no personal enemies. We are only enemies in politics.
“We invite those who aspire to defend Islam to come sit down with us, fortify our Islamic struggle in Malaysia for the future. We believe many UMNO members have high Islamic ideals and are interested to see Islam succeed, only they had chosen UMNO (as the vehicle in the struggle),” he said after attending a state exco meeting at Kota Darul Naim Complex, here today.
Asked on UMNO’s future, Mohd Amar, who is also Kelantan deputy Mentri Besar, said UMNO should be dissolved as it had nothing left to offer the people. He said UMNO no longer had any leader who could revive the party following its loss in the 14th General Election.
“In my political view, UMNO has expired and this is the best time for it to be dissolved. PAS’ doors are open wide to friends in UMNO for a new struggle,” he added. — Bernama