Ali Rustam: Country will be like Egypt under PAS

(Bernama) – JASIN, Feb 25 — Malaysia will suffer the same fate as Egypt which recently faced a revolt if PAS were to rule the country, said Malacca Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Mohd Rustam.

He said PAS’s brand of democracy was destructive, adding that the existing system in the country was a proven one.

“The people can have their say at the ballot box… that is why PAS got to govern Kelantan and Kedah, DAP Penang and PKR Selangor.

“Protest demonstrations are counter-productive… we have elections which are the best platform to make a stand,” he told reporters after performing the ground-breaking ceremony at Air Merbau here today.

Mohd Ali, who is also Malacca Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman and its election director for the Merlimau by-election, advised voters to reject PAS’s candidate Yuhaizat Abdullah as the latter would not be able to do anything for the state constituency unlike the BN which, under its 1 Malaysia concept, put the people first.

Asked about the PAS allegation that the BN’s candidate Roslan Ahmad was picked because of family ties, he said: “PAS has run out of issues, opposition parties are also no different.

“His (Roslan’s) father (a former Umno stalwart) died 32 years ago. Roslan was picked because he is the right person to be the candidate.”   

The seat fell vacant following the death of its incumbent, Datuk Mohamad Hidhir Abu Hassan, of the BN, on January 20.

Nomination is tomorrow and polling on March 6. — Bernama