Your threat, an insult to Malaysia’s parliamentary democratic system, Takiyuddin

Pas secretary general Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan’s threat to file an election petition in the event Pang Sock Tao retains the Kuala Kubu Baharu seat is an insult to Malaysia’s parliamentary democratic system.

“Takiyuddin’s ‘threat’ on filing a petition after the by-election is an insult to the Malaysian parliamentary democratic system that is helmed by the Agong Sultan Ibrahim ibni Sultan Iskandar. You have stooped too low.

“Matters that are considered election offences are clear under the 1954 Election Offences Act. Why the need to create ruckus and confusion?” Pakatan Harapan Youth information chief Ammar Atan asked.

He said this in response to Takiyuddin’s announcement that the opposition alliance – Perikatan Nasional – would contest Pakatan Harapan candidate Pang Sock Tao’s win via an election petition.

Takiyuddin also claimed to have evidence to prove government machinery was misused.

Ammar further reminded the opposition leader that it was Pas candidates’ win in the general election that was annulled since their campaign was coloured with corruption.

“The strong coalition behind Pang Sock Tao, are not like Pas candidates – Datuk Ahmad Amzad Hashim (Kuala Terengganu) and Che Alias Hamid (Kemaman) whose campaign was coloured with corrupt practice and their victories were annulled.

“Doesn’t Pas have an ounce of shame as a party that has been involved in electoral corruption to spread such slander.”

DAP’s Pang has denied the allegations. The Election Commission too confirmed that they had not received any reports regarding Takiyuddin’s allegations.

Pang is in a four-cornered tussle against PN’s Khairul Azhari Saut, PRM’s Hafizah Zainuddin and Independent candidate Nyau Ke Xin.

The by-election is scheduled to take place on May 11.

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