Nik Aziz should not take leave of his senses – Karpal

(Bernama) — DAP national chairman Karpal Singh said he was surprised at Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat provocative language by now saying that the DAP could choose to leave the opposition pact if it objected to PAS’ plan to set up an Islamic state.

“It”s difficult to understand why Nik Aziz is unnecessarily supplying canon fodder to Barisan Nasional with a general election in the offing.

“I would have thought the issue relating to Islamic state had been laid to rest irrevocably with the resolution adopted by the PAS muktamar held this year,” he said in a statement today.

Karpal alluded to PAS’ resolution that the party would give up its objective to create an Islamic state in Malaysia and instead strive towards the setting up of a welfare state.

“It”s difficult to understand why Nik Aziz has in such a short period of time forgotten about that resolution. He should not take leave of his senses,” he said.

Pakatan Rakyat leaders are at loggerheads over the Kelantan PAS government”s push to implement hudud laws and the party”s Islamic state ambition.