PAS veep too throws support for Dr Mahathir

PAS veep too throws support for Dr Mahathir

KOTA BHARU: A PAS leader has joined the bandwagon in declaring his support for Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in the footsteps of PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.

PAS vice-president Datuk Mohd Amar Abdullah who is also Kelantan Deputy Menteri Besar justified his support on the basis that Pakatan Harapan needed a strong leader.

“So we see Mahathir as the strongest, with his experience and attitude.

“In our view, he is the only one who can control (Harapan) and ensure the nation’s stability,” he told reporters.

Without naming anyone, Amar said Dr Mahathir’s replacement may cause instability.

“Others (Mahathir’s replacement) may cause an unstable government.

“This will have an impact on politics and the nation’s economy. This is our view. We are not merely supporting Mahathir, but looking at various aspects as well,” he added.

On Saturday, Hadi declared that the Umno-PAS federal opposition bloc would support Dr Mahathir to complete his term as prime minister.

Hadi’s call was welcomed by Economic Affairs Minister, Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.

Yesterday the PAS president who is also Marang MP used footwear analogy to justify his support.

“If his (Mahathir’s) term has not ‘matured’, how can you replace (the prime minister)? You can’t replace him midway.

“The prime ministership is not like wearing shoes, where you can replace them. Let it be until the situation is stable.

“He (Mahathir) has experience and has been the longest-serving PM. So give him a chance, as long as he can carry out his duties,” he was quoted as saying by Utusan Online.