You should not lie, Anwar tells PAS

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim told PAS today not to tell lies to cover up their mistakes. — Picture by Miera Zulyana
PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim told PAS today not to tell lies to cover up their mistakes. — Picture by Miera Zulyana

SEREMBAN, March 17 — PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim told PAS today not to tell lies to cover up their mistakes.

Dismissing PAS vice president Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah’s claims on a so-called failure of a no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Anwar said the Islamist party was out of ideas to distract the public from its problems.

“It’s okay he does not have any more ideas and cannot answer the RM1.4 million issue. So he looks for new ideas.

“I would also like to tell PAS that as an Islamist party, they shouldn’t be lying,” he told reporters when met after a party event here today.

Earlier today, Mohd Amar had claimed that so-called plans for a vote of no confidence against Dr Mahathir in Parliament had “failed” as it had been exposed by PAS.

He claimed the party does have information of certain parties planning to oust Dr Mahathir, which had not succeeded due to their expose.

PAS, however, has recently been tainted with several allegations of money politics, including the recent assertion by Anwar that PAS leader Datuk Seri Hadi Awang had paid RM1.4 million to end his defamation suit against Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown.

Hadi had sued Rewcastle-Brown in 2017 over a report the preceding year alleging PAS leaders took RM90 million to support Umno and Barisan Nasional ahead of the 14th general election.