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PAS: 'Failed' cabinet cannot carry out Dr M's vision

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Modified 21 Apr 2019, 2:29 am

The current cabinet lineup is incapable of carrying out Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's vision and goals for the country, according to PAS.

"To me, the Pakatan Harapan government has been a failure over the past year. They have let down the voters who gave them the trust and mandate," PAS vice-president Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah was quoted as saying by Utusan Malaysia.

"Mahathir has high ambitions and vision, but it cannot be translated into action by his cabinet. Almost half of the cabinet can be considered a failure." 

Amar, who spoke to reporters after a joint ceramah with Umno in Sanglang last night, described the Harapan government as "clueless," and claimed that it was merely recycling the previous BN administration's ideas and policies.

He said this was as ineffectual as changing clothes on the same body, reported Utusan.

During the ceramah, Amar (below) also said that a PAS-Umno unity government could govern the country better than Harapan.

This is as both PAS and Umno have their respective strengths which, when combined, would translate into "extraordinary might."

"Umno has the experience of governing and developing the country for 60 years and the party has strength in numbers.

"Although PAS has no experience in running the country, it has led states like Kelantan and Terengganu, and always champions Islam.

"When these two are united, we can develop Malaysia better than the 'New Malaysia' preached by Harapan," he said.

Amar added that PAS' previous opposition to Umno was to make the latter realise the importance of prioritising Islam in administering the country.

"In fact, (former PAS spiritual leader) Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat had said that if Umno can accept Islam, they can rule (the country) for as long as they wish, and PAS was willing to be the opposition.

"Today, we are extending our hand to Umno for Islam's sake. This is the best moment for both parties to reflect on their past mistakes."

Also present at the ceramah were Arau MP and Perlis Umno information chief Shahidan Kassim, as well as state PAS commissioner Mohd Shukri Ramli.

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