Nik Aziz warns BN of a ‘time bomb’ ala Egypt

(Harakah Daily) – PAS Murshidul Am Tuan Guru Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat has warned Barisan Nasional of a ‘time bomb’ if it continued practising what he called “lopsided democracy” for the sake of winning elections.

“It will soon become a bomb which backfires on them, so please be warned not to act as you please,” said the Kelantan Menteri Besar, in his response to PAS’s by-election defeats in Merlimau and Kerdau over the weekend.
After a campaign which saw some of the most intense personal attacks on opposition leaders and millions of ringgit worth of development promises, BN retained its strongholds with increased majorities.

Nik Aziz however reminded that a victory gained in such a manner was not something to be proud of as it was not fought democratically. 

“PAS was not only facing UMNO candidates, but also the entire machinery of  the government from the state and federal levels,” he said.

‘Death of election’

Nik Aziz said the concept of ‘election’ seemed to no longer exist in the country due to BN-UMNO’s campaign method. 

“This is not only unfair, but is sinful and will be held accountable in the Hereafter. The youths now see democracy has ceased to exist in the country to the extent they become vindictive due to the backdoor democracy they learnt (from UMNO-BN),” he added.

Saying he still accepted the outcome, Nik Aziz however said the real results would be different, and cited the case of an UMNO supporter, who having crossed over to PAS, suddenly declared he was going back to UMNO.

Muzammil Alif, a former branch chairman of UMNO Jengka-25, announced he was joing UMNO again three days after declaring himself a PAS member.

“The reason this happens is due to continuous pressure… this is not democracy,” said Nik Aziz, adding that similar tactics had been used on P Balasubramaniam, the private investigator who was the witness in the murder trial of Mongolian negotiator Altantuya Shariibu, who issued a damning statutory declaration linking the murder to prime minister Najib Razak, only to amend it the next day.

Nik Aziz also warned that the fate of former Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak would also befall UMNO leaders if the current practice persists.