Mustafa Ali tells Husam to stop lying about unity govt
(The Star) – Datuk Mustafa Ali has chided former PAS vice-president Datuk Husam Musa (pic) for not telling the truth about PAS and Umno working together for a unity government.
He said, however, he knew of a meeting between PAS leaders and former Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi several days after the 2008 general election.
He said the PAS leaders involved were Khalid Samad, Nasarudin Mat Isa and himself (Mustafa Ali) from PAS while Umno’s representatives were Abdullah and former Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Khir Toyo.
Mustafa, who is PAS election committee chairman, said Husam’s claims that a meeting, attended by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, to discuss on PAS forming a unity government with Umno was not true.
“It is totally false that Husam had claimed that Hadi had invited current Selangor Mentri Besar Azmin Ali to join PAS,” he told a press conference at the state PAS office here.
“I am seriously not sure where Husam got his facts from but such allegations made by him are totally untrue,” he said.
In his article in a Sinar Harian recently, Husam claimed that a meeting was held by Hadi, Khalid and himself at a hotel to discuss a unity government with Barisan Nasional.
“Being a close friend to Husam, I believe that it is time for me to advice my friend to stop all the lies. It’s my humble request for him to comeback to the right path,” Mustafa said.