Thursday, May 22, 2008

Many joining PAS supporters club after disillusionment with BN leadership

NIBONG TEBAL – The Barisan Nasional parliament constituency of Nibong Tebal continues to suffer losses when 120 Malaysians of Indian decided that they had enough of Barisan Nasional (BN) and joined the Islamic Party of Malaysia (PAS) Supporters Club, according to Changkat PAS secretary Aziz Ramli.

The internal turmoils involving BN and MIC caused the villagers living in the three estates to take the necessary step as they were disappointed with the BN leadership who were mostly interested in taking care of only their cronies, he said.

Thus, when a group of Indian villagers came to us and ask to be members of the supporters club, Changkat PAS branch felt honored.

"Looking this encouraging progress, a ceremony to hand over the membership forms and meet with our leadership was held.

"The were also determined to find and encourage more villagers to join the club to ensure that Pakatan Rakyat continues to hold the parliamentary and state seat in the 13th general election," he added.

Meanwhile, a leaders of the local Indian community, Phonanvirappan explained that the large number of news members into the PAS Supporters' Club showed that PAS is seen as the party that is able to head the political struggle in Malaysia.

PAS sambungnya, terbukti cekal walaupun telah mengalami kekalahan tetapi tetap maju dan sabar sehinggalah kemenangan besar pada pilihan raya umum ke-12 lepas apabila diberikan amanah mentadbir Perak, Kedah dan mempertahankan Kelantan.

He added PAS continued to be determined and patient even though were defeated in the past and it came to fruition with when the party was given the mandate to administer Perak, Kedah and Kelantan.

"PAS is the only party capable of continuing struggle. Even though we are not Muslims, we know that PAS is capable of governing with justice, transparency and tolerance," he said. – rfa/ES

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