KUALA LUMPUR – March 7, 2016: PAS did not participate in signing the Mahathir Declaration last Friday to oust Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak because the party considers the direction of the declaration as unclear.
For one thing, the declaration did not mention any roadmap or the next cause of action that will be taken by those who signed it, especially on the potential candidate to replace Najib.
“We cannot participate until we are very clear about what is going on. There must be a continuation but we are not informed about what’s next,” PAS secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan said to reporters at the Parliament lobby after the opening of the the fourth term today.
The Kota Baru Member of Parliament also said that PAS rejected the attempt to topple the prime minister through such a move, which he said had never been done anywhere.
“Never in our country’s system can we change the prime minister through that move, not even a referendum… it is not one of the methods.
“We can vote through a motion of no confidence in Parliament. That should be the way, but PAS will want to know who is the candidate.”
Takiyuddin said PAS would call its members who attended and signed the declaration last week to hear their explanation.
Among PAS members who signed the declaration were election director Datuk Mustafa Ali, Dewan Ulama information chief Datuk Dr. Khairuddin Aman Razali, Datuk Mahfuz Omar and Datuk Husam Musa. — Bernama