Pas ready to disband, says Nik Aziz

(NST) KOTA BARU: Pas is ready to disband and join any new multiracial party, according to Pas spiritual adviser Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat.

But he has a condition.

In response to a statement by Parti Keadilan Rakyat strategic director Tian Chua on the need for a single multiracial party, Nik Aziz said:

"We are ready to be disbanded and join the new party. If they do not want to form a new party, they can always use Pas. If they cannot accept Pas, it is okay but on condition that the newly formed party must be Islamic-based."

He also said it was timely to admit non-Muslims into Pas.

"We have already made the decision but there were some who felt that the time was not yet ripe. However, I feel it is timely now."