He also said that trying to be friends with the party is like "sleeping with the enemy" and has called for a stop to any muzakarah (discussions) between the two parties as it could cause a split in PAS.
Describing the attempt by Umno to have the muzakarah purportedly to strengthen Malay solidarity as merely a gimmick but aimed at causing the fall of PAS, he said:
"I want to ask the PAS leaders (reported to have held talks with Umno) whether they are interested in safeguarding PAS and Islam. Trying to be friends with Umno is like 'sleeping with the enemy'," he told a press conference here Monday. (read here)
The Kelantan Menteri Besar was commenting on remarks by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi Sunday that high-level talks had been taking place between Umno and PAS on matters relating to Malay unity and strengthening Islam. (read the Star here, the NST here, the sun here and Malaysiakini PM sudah jumpa pemimpin tertinggi PAS : here)
Datuk Abdullah, however, said Datuk Nik Aziz was not among the PAS leaders in the talks.
And the party vice-presiden Husam Musa has dismissed the so-called unity talk between the Umno President and “high-level" leaders as nothing more than an effort by Datuk Abdullah to create disunity within PAS by planting seeds of destruction.
How much truth is there in Pak Lah’s statement asked Husam. Husam: PM mahu pecah belah PAS - Malaysiakini.
“Naib Presiden PAS, Datuk Husam Musa berkata, Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi mahu menabur benih perpecahan dalam PAS apabila menyatakan beliau telah pun tiga kali bertemu pemimpin peringkat tertinggi PAS."
(Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi wants to throw the seeds of destruction when he said that he had met with high-levell Pas leaders three times.
“The one-sided announcement by Abdullah certainly has a hidden motive. How sincere is Abdullah when he announced that the “decision-makers” in PAS have met him three times?)
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