Director Aziz M Osman says not joining PAS

Renowned film director Aziz M Osman has insisted that he is not joining PAS as he has no interest in politics. — Picture by Zurairi AR
Renowned film director Aziz M Osman has insisted that he is not joining PAS as he has no interest in politics. — Picture by Zurairi AR

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 ― After appearing as a panelist in a PAS-linked event last night, renowned film director Aziz M Osman has instead denied joining the Islamist party.

Aziz said although he admired the late PAS icon Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, he insisted that he has no interest in politics.

“I am not a PAS member. I am not involved in politics. I know nothing about politics and I don’t read the papers [to know about politics],” he said at an event to remember Nik Aziz’s death by PAS’ newspaper Harakah.

“I am just trying to be a positive person since I came back from a humanitarian mission in Syria.”

PAS secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan had on Tuesday revealed that there are several new major recruits to the party, including “national figures” and a former Cabinet member.

Aziz told the press that he only came to the event to tell the public about his personal experience with the late PAS spiritual adviser.

Known for his films such as “Leftenan Adnan”, “XX Ray” and “Puteri Impian”, Aziz said it is not impossible for him to produce a biographical film on Nik Aziz one day.

“Why not? It is not impossible. And if I want to make a film about him, I want to tell how he taught us all on hudud,” he said, referring to the Islamic penal code.

Aziz said he might even approach the film on a personal level, admitting that Nik Aziz was the spitting image of his own late father.

Nik Aziz, who was formerly Kelantan’s mentri besar, passed away in February 12 last year.