Nik Aziz dismisses call to resign as old issue

Monday, September 28, 2009

KOTA BAHARU: Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat has dismissed the call for him to resign by Member of Parliament for Pasir Mas Datuk Ibrahim Ali as an old issue.

Nik Abdul Aziz said the PAS administration had brought development to the state, including in backward districts like Gua Musang, Tanah Merah and Jeli.

"The people can judge for themselves the changes that had taken place under my leadership since PAS came to power in 1990," he told reporters at the party''s Aidilfitri open house at the Sultan Mohamed 1V Stadium here today.

Ibrahim was quoted by a Malay tabloid as saying that Nik Abdul Aziz should step down as he was already old and had failed to develop Kelantan.

The PAS spiritual leader should make way for younger leaders, said Ibrahim in reply to Nik Aziz''s call for him to step down for not being in line with the party, which had backed him in the 2008 general election.

"What is wrong with being old. What is the use of being young but a load of rubbish?" said Nik Abdul Aziz.

"I had asked him to resign as the Pasir Mas MP as he won the seat under PAS banner. When Pasir Mas PAS told him to step down, he should do so.

"The money he is earning is not right, his prayers will not be accepted by the God," said Nik Abdul Aziz.

Ibrahim, 57, won the Pasir Mas parliamentary seat in 2004 as an Independent candidate but stood on PAS ticket.

He was removed as the Pasir Mas Umno Division chief in 2003 and sacked from the party for contesting as an Independent candidate in the 2004 general election.

In 2005, he was not only defeated in the Pengkalan Pasir state by-election but also lost his deposit. The seat was wrested by Barisan Nasional's Hanafi Mamat. - NST


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