PAS sec-gen seeks meeting with Anwar in Pakatan’s third vote row

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(Malay Mail Online) – Amid a growing storm within the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) over DAP’s bid to restore local government elections, PAS secretary-general Mustafa Ali has said he wants a meeting with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

The Islamist party leader said he wanted to explain his side of the disagreement to the PR de facto chief first before meeting his counterpart in DAP, Lim Guan Eng, Berita Harian reported today.

“I accept the goodwill of having a meeting but I want to meet with Anwar first. Because he may not have a clear picture of the issue and as a chairman of the meeting, he must a clear picture first,” Mustafa was quoted saying by the Malay daily.

The PAS man said he will decide on a meeting date with Lim to settle their differences after speaking with Anwar.

The disagreement over the third vote is the latest flashpoint to threaten the relationship between PAS and DAP, whose leaders have already been trading barbs over the Islamist party’s plan to enforce hudud Islamic penal law in Kelantan.