KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 28, 2014:
DAP will come to regret bullying PAS as it would be the one to suffer in the end, warned Nik Mohamad Abduh, the son of PAS spiritual adviser Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat.
“If DAP continues to take PAS for granted, we may fight back one day and they will have a lot to lose.
“DAP will probably lose Chinese and Indian votes because the people want to see harmony, truthfulness and camaraderie.”
When that time comes, the only way for DAP to save itself is by teaming up with Umno, Nik Mohamad Abduh, who is PAS central committee member said.
He added being bullied was nothing new to PAS as the Islamist party had been consistently pushed and shoved by Umno for the longest time.
“But now DAP, and to a lesser extent PKR, are badgering us, too.
“They have been encouraging Pakatan Rakyat supporters to dislike us even while we are still partners in the coalition.
“PAS just watched it go down, perhaps because we are not ‘aggressive’ and we have resigned to being bullied a lot,” he said in a statement.
He said PAS had seen success despite being bullied and won many times in elections and came to power in several states.
“Despite the bullying, PAS has become more open-minded and progressive while remaining steadfast in upholding Islam.
“DAP should not think that PAS is finished because of the issues in Selangor, neither should it become arrogant and behave like Umno just because it has ruling power.”
He said PAS had long tasted power in Kelantan and Terengganu, but it did not show off or lord over others.
The Pasir Mas Member of Parliament said PAS would continue to thrive as it was a party that champions Islam.
“Perhaps PAS will die off if others can do a better job in fighting for Islam, but it looks unlikely,” he said, adding that contenders like Pasma (Persatuan Ummah Sejahtera Malaysia) were merely pretenders.