Mat Sabu: By-elections prove we’re no mosquito

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Parti Amanah Negara’s strong showing in Sungai Besar where it beat PAS with 707 votes and in Kuala Kangsar where it trailed PAS by 801 votes proved the party is not a mere pest as claimed by rivals, said president Mohamad Sabu.

"You can't call us a mosquito party anymore," he quipped in a post-election result press conference in Sungai Besar today.

Amanah is a splinter of PAS, that was formed after progressive elements in the Islamist party were purged in last year's muktamar.

PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang has often dismissed the new party as a “mosquito”.

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