Thursday, June 9, 2016

PAN distances itself from Nizar's

SUNGAI BESAR: Parti Amanah Negara (PAN) has distanced himself from a statement made by Perak PAN deputy chairman Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin.

PAN communications director Khalid Samad said the remark by Nizar did not represent their stance.

“If his statement was what was reported and meant that way, I would say it is his personal view and we cannot relate it together (the deaths of Sungai Besar MP Tan Sri Noriah Kasnon and Kuala Kangsar MP Datuk Wan Mohammad Khairil Anuar Wan Ahmad).

“What was said may not have come across well, as if we are happy that BN is being punished.

"We don't know God’s intentions and I think their deaths are tragic; we do not take pleasure in it. We also do not know if there is a blessing behind this. What is important is in these two by-elections, we want to show that Pakatan Harapan is a coalition that wants to defeat Barisan Nasional," he said today.

Khalid was speaking at a press conference at the Sungai Besar PAN office, here.

Nizar had reportedly said that the Kuala Kangsar by-election was a "divine intervention" to teach BN a lesson for the 2009 Perak Menteri Besar crisis.

Nizar had reportedly said it while campaigning in Kampung Sayong Lembah in Perak on Monday.

He said it was to teach Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his deputy Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi a lesson for their roles in the 2009 crisis, which subsequently saw the fall of Pakatan Rakyat in the state.

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