Pas is capable of making its own decision (Graphic by Dayang Norazhar/ The Mole)
KUALA LUMPUR: DAP chairman Karpal Singh has been warned not to interfere in the internal affairs of Pas although the party is part the loose Opposition pact Pakatan Rakyat.
Pas' Dewan Ulama vice president Datuk Mahfodz Mohamed said Karpal had no right to dictate what Pas should or shouldn't do as the DAP chairman was not a member of Pas.
Mahfodz who is also Johor Pas commissioner said Pas has its own leaders who knews best how to run the party.
"Pas has its own leaders to decide what's best for the party. It is up to us to make any decisions and I don't think any outsiders be it Karpal or anyone else should decide for us," Mahfodz told The Mole.
He was commenting on Karpal's statement that Pas should re-evaluate its position in Pakatan following the party's inaction against former Pas deputy president Nasharuddin Mat Isa recently.
"As far as Pas is concerned, we want to be with Pakatan and to win the general election with them. There should be no issues about us deciding whether we should reconsider our position or not," Mahfodz explained, adding that his viewed Karpal's statement as merely the chairman's personal view and not that of the DAP.
Karpal announced last week that he will proceed with defamation suit against Nasharuddin whom he claimed had accused him of being anti-Islam due to the hudud issue.
A blog post had previously stated that Nasharuddin was willing to face the legal battle with the veteran DAP leader.
Nasharuddin was quoted as saying in AIDC: “I remain that Karpal is anti-Islam and I am ready to meet him in court.”
Pakatan leaders on the other hand has been distancing themselves on the issue with DAP secretary general Lim Guan Eng reportedly stating that the Karpal-Nasharuddin spat had nothing to do with the party.
Mahfodz also echoed Guan Eng's statement that the case was between two individuals and not two parties.
Meanwhile Pas vice president Salahuddin Ayub said the party has never raised any issues about its position in the Pakatan coalition.
Salahuddin when contacted declined to comment further on Karpal’s remarks but maintained that Pas has no intention to reconsider its position in the opposition’s coalition.