Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Terengganu ripe for a takeover, says PAS

PAS is convinced that Pakatan Rakyat will wrest control of Terengganu in the next general election.
“I give my assurance that we will consolidate Pakatan Rakyat,” deputy state party commissioner Ustaz Abu Bakar Chik said last night

His belief stems from “our historical win” in the Kuala Terengganu parliamentary by-election last year, and the discontent within the state Umno over Menteri Besar Ahmad Said’s controversial appointment and his subsequent decision on state matters.

Hishamuddin Tun Hussein, as Terengganu Umno liaison chairman, admitted last year to being unable to resolve issues between Ahmad and his predecessor Idris Jusoh’s factions.

Abu Bakar said PAS would stay focused on consolidating its relationship in PR and engaging the community in non-political activities.

“I want to say that we are ready to face the next election because we are guaranteed to win,” he said at the unity tea party organised by the PAS unity council here.

Abu Bakar called for closer ties between the Chinese, Indian and Malay members within the PR coalition in Terengganu, citing relationship in the west coast as an example.

“The mindset of the Chinese in the west coast has changed (much). But we must admit that in Terengganu it is different. There are Chinese and Malays who don’t want change.

“But we will persevere with our service, and let politics work itself,” he said, alluding to the infighting in the state Umno and its effect on the ground.

courtesy of FMT

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