FORMER deputy menteri besar (MB) Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah refuted accusations made by Nik Din Nik Mat, a brother of the late PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat.
Nik Din accused the Kelantan PAS leader of obstructing the son of the late Nik Aziz, Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz’s candidature for the Chempaka state legislative assembly (DUN) in the upcoming state election (PRN).
PAS had suggested that Nik Abduh expressed no interest in being a candidate for the PRN.
However, PAS vice president Datuk Seri Idris Ahmad asserted that the former Bachok MP’s name was not initially included in the negotiations for the DUN seat.
“That’s slander when you say that I’m the one who obstructs when he (Nik Abduh’s uncle) is not involved in party leadership meetings and has no position in the party.
“I don’t know from where he got such information, including touching a letter from PAS president Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang,” he stated during a press conference to introduce the Pengkalan Chepa DUN candidates.
Nik Din Nik Mat made the accusations in a video that went viral yesterday (July 29). He confirmed to local media queries that what he said was true.
He claimed that Nik Abduh was not given a seat because the PAS vice president did not want the family of the late Nik Aziz to establish themselves in Pengkalan Chepa.
Last month, Prime Minister (PM) Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim visited Nik Aziz’s family in anticipation of the conferral of a posthumous title on the late PAS leader.
He met with Nik Abduh and this prompted netizens to spark rumours that the son of Nik Aziz would become the next Kelantan MB if he supported the Pakatan Harapan-Barisan Nasional coalition in the PRN.
This month, former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had his turn to meet with Nik Abduh and other members of Nik Aziz’s family. This meeting marked the first step in Dr Mahathir’s total conversion into a PAS supporter. – July 30, 2023