Khalid Samad, Nik Omar ‘sinned’ for turning backs on PAS, cleric says

Nik Omar was nominated to contest his late father’s state seat of Chempaka in Kelantan under the PKR ticket, despite being a PAS member. — Picture via Facebook/Aiman Athirah Al Jundi
Nik Omar was nominated to contest his late father’s state seat of Chempaka in Kelantan under the PKR ticket, despite being a PAS member. — Picture via Facebook/Aiman Athirah Al Jundi

SHAH ALAM, May 1 — A controversial PAS cleric has accused two former members of “sinning” for breaking their oaths with the Islamist party and joining splinter Parti Amanah Negara.

Kota Anggerik hopeful Ahmad Dusuki Abd Rani told a press conference here that the move to get Nik Omar, the eldest son of the late PAS spiritual adviser Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat to contest for Amanah, was an “evil deed”.

"Nik Omar was pulled away and spirited away. We say that an evil deed that was done,” the Selangor PAS committee member said in a press conference.

“Nik Omar had already said his mother did not bless the move. It was already informed and the family on our side was also informed. Definitely not allowed. Suddenly Nik Omar made a ‘U-turn’.

“For that, he has to answer to Allah. There is no greater sin on earth than the sin of betraying you mother," he added.

On Saturday, Nik Omar was nominated to contest his late father’s state seat of Chempaka in Kelantan under the PKR ticket, despite being a PAS member.

He was immediately sacked by the party, with secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan saying he had “brought shame” to the family with his decision.

Similarly, Ahmad Dusuki had accused incumbent Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad of sinning for breaking his loyalty oath with PAS for joining Amanah.

Khalid had won Shah Alam in 2013 while he was with PAS, and will be defending the seat against PAS Research Centre director Mohd Zuhdi Marzuki.

Ahmad Dusuki will be going up against PKR’s Najwan Halimi in Kota Anggerik. His accreditation to deliver religious lecture was revoked by the Selangor Islamic Council in March for leading a prayer calling for the destruction on PAS’ enemies.