Amanah Youth: We’re nobody’s yes men
Sheith Khidhir Bin Abu Bakar | December 29, 2015
Fakhrulrazi demands a retraction of PAS Youth's statement that Amanah is subservient to DAP.
KUALA LUMPUR: Amanah Youth has threatened to sue PAS Youth deputy chief Muhammad Khalil Abdul Hadi over a statement implying that Amanah is subservient to DAP.
At a press conference today, Amanah Youth Vice-President Mohd Fakhrulrazi Mohd Mokhtar demanded a retraction of the statement, which was quoted by Sinar Harian last Thursday.
According to the report, Khalil said Amanah was tied to DAP and would listen only to the views of the Chinese-dominated party.
Fakhrulrazi said the statement had no basis and in fact was uttered in bad faith.
He said it was unbecoming of Khalil, as a representative of an Islamic party, to spread slander. “A member of an Islamic party should know better,” he said. “Khalil’s accusation is very serious. He’s made Amanah out to be a yes man to DAP when that is not the case at all.”
He added that Amanah Youth was ready to meet Khalil to settle the matter in a calm atmosphere.
“We would rather this matter be settled in a more civilized matter,” he said. “He shouldn’t have a problem meeting us if he stands by his accusation.
“However, if he refuses to respond, we will leave it to our lawyers to take further action.”