KUALA LUMPUR – June 2, 2016: A claim that the late Pas spiritual advisor Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat would have, under current circumstances, given his blessing to a Pas-Umno cooperation had drawn mostly negative response from opposition supporters.
The statement which was widely discussed in the cyberspace was made by Pas youth chief Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz, who is also the son of Nik Aziz, while delivering his closing speech at the annual assembly of the party’s wing yesterday.
Nik Abduh had voiced his opinion on the matter due to what he described as Barisan Nasional government’s currently non-aggressive attitude towards the opposition, especially Pas.
A check by The Mole however revealed that Nik Abduh’s statement did not go down well with a lot of opposition supporters, including those of Pas.
In fact, the comment sections of several mainstream media’s Facebook page including The Star and New Straits Times along with that of Pas’ mouthpiece, Harakah, were littered with naysayers objecting Nik Abduh’s views.
Many were angry with Nik Abduh as they deemed that he was playing politics with his father’s name.
“Don’t lie,” wrote Facebooker Ule Zamir, “A leader, especially a pious one such as yourself, should not spin words for political mileage.”
“We all know the disdain the late Tok Guru (Nik Aziz) had for Umno and its corrupted policies. If he wanted to bridge that gap he would have done before he passed away,” he added.
“TGNA (Nik Aziz) mandate was not to work with Umno because of their un-Islamic practices,” Rizal Ross pointed out.
“Let’s not talk about your late dad as we all know he was a good man. Talk only about today’s Pas because I see Pas is not doing any good job and I also see Pas is helping Umno,” wrote Shah Fajar Dadameah.
“Your father had repeatedly deferred in working with Umno as it had back stabbed Pas several times already. You morons are being brainwashed by Hadi (Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang)” wrote Mislan Rafen.
“And your father also used to say that we should not let ourselves be bitten by the same snake,” wrote Fauzan Hussin.
“Your father thought Umno as the most corrupt party in Malaysia. Now joining up with Umno would be the best solution for Pas? Your father would be turning mad in his grave,” was the sarcastic response by Gus Lim.
Lee Ju Nior wrote that Nik Aziz would have never approve to a Pas-Umno cooperation.
“That is the fact. It is shameful that his son talks otherwise,” he added.
“What an idiot. Using your late father’s name to justify your foolishness,” wrote Ck Ng.
“I attended a few of Tok Guru (Nik Aziz) talks and he always said no way to Umno. I think Hadi and this idiot has been bribed,” he added.
“He hardly knows his father and his struggles for Pas,” wrote Richard Lim, “What kind of a son is this? A big disappointment.”
However, there were also those who viewed that it was timely for Muslims, regardless of political affiliations, to be united.
“If it is for the unity of Muslims then I agree with him,” wrote Raza Ade.
“Well said, hatred politics is not the proper way to do politics anymore given the current challenges,” wrote Bronze Onfire.