BY: NAZLI IBRAHIM
SHAH ALAM, MAR 27: The People’s Justice Party (KEADILAN) has never cut its ties with any friendly party although there are disagreements.
Dato’ Menteri Besar Selangor, Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said, KEADILAN also believes that only a form consensus can save the nation from being destroyed by irresponsible parties.
“That is part of democracy be it in PAS or any other parties, but mainly, citizens must know that KEADILAN at the central, state or branch level has never broken any ties with any of its ally.
“We respect our differences and would not break ties as we believe that a firm consensus is important in saving the country and the nation as a whole. That is KEADILAN’s stand,” he said.
Mohamed Azmin said that when asked to comment on meeting outcomes in several PAS’s areas, which called for the termination of cooperation with KEADILAN.
He said, that is normal in politics where eventually the party leaders must determine the direction of their own parties.
He said that can be avoided if everyone hold on to the principle of agreeing to disagree.
He said, His Royal Highness the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah commented on the same issue in his speech at the 2017 13th Selangor State Assembly Opening Ceremony today.
“As for KEADILAN, I have stated our direction, that is, we celebrate differences. His Royal Highnes said the same thing, if the Assemblymen understand the meaning of agreeing to disagree, as this is a strong ethical covenant in Islam.
“His Majesty had said earlier that everyone must welcome our difference, ‘tangles can be straighten out, enemies can be friends’. Our state and country is in peace and that sharp advise, for those who can understand and can appreciate it, will know that unity is most important for the progress of a country and state,” he said.
BY: NAZLI IBRAHIM