PAS still riding on spat between Idris and Ahmad Said

(The Star) – With four days of campaigning left, PAS continues to ride on the spat between Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said and his predecessor Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh.

In its latest attack, PAS claimed that the stalled RM400mil Taman Ilmu project in Tembila here was another “victim” of the Idris-Ahmad Said feud.

Kuala Terengganu MP Datuk Raja Kamarul Bahrin Shah Ahmad said the 175ha education hub, started by Idris, was abandoned under Ahmad Said’s administration.

He claimed that the project, which began in 2005, was terminated by the current mentri besar although it had already been 80% completed.

“We estimate that about RM50mil is needed to finish the project but the current state government would not spend that money,” Raja Kamarul Bahrin said here yesterday.

“Education is very important to the people in Besut and Terengganu, Instead, Ahmad prefers to concentrate on expensive, but non-beneficial projects like the Kemaman Zoo and the Tasik Kenyir tax-free zone.”

He claimed that due to the delay, the buildings had not been certified fit while two of these had structural problems.

“It’s clear that Ahmad has no regard for projects implemented by Idris. The infamous collapsed stadium in Gong Badak is another example,” said Raja Kamarul Bahrin. “It was built by Idris but collapsed during Ahmad’s time. It has not been opened since the collapse in 2009.”