PETALING JAYA: PAS is against an early general election as it knows it will do badly in it, claims Datuk Puad Zarkashi.
The Umno supreme council member said that he was not surprised why PAS was against snap polls.
“There is nothing unusual with Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor accusing former Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Razak of fearing prison time either.
“The idea is PAS just doesn’t want Umno to triumph. They are just buying time to find ways to slander the nationalist party even further, similar to the last general election,” he said in a Facebook post on Monday (June 13).
On Saturday (June 11) Sanusi was reported to have said Malaysia would be destroyed if the people chose one or two leaders who were power crazy and wanted to save themselves and take over the country’s administration.
This led Umno information chief Shahril Hamdan to hit out at Sanusi, asking him to stay out of Umno affairs.
Puad added that Umno was fully aware of the Islamist party’s “fork tongue” behaviour, and PAS was running out of ideas on how to undermine Umno, given the party is also part of the government.
“They can no longer blame Umno on rising cost of living and inflation, as PAS is part of the administration too.
“So, instead of telling us to advise our president on snap polls, I suggest PAS tells its president to do some work to earn his salary,” noted Puad.
As for snap polls, he said it would be unwise for Umno to want to delay it, given that the party was in a strong position now.
“Every party wants to win and Umno wants to win big to provide a stable administration, unlike now where the government is weak and can be pressured,” he said.