PETALING JAYA: Attacks against party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang should stop immediately, said veteran PAS leader Ahmad Awang.
"Stop these attacks. Even if the intention is to reproach him, this is not the way," said Ahmad, who is contesting the PAS president for the no. 1 post.
He said the attacks would not yield any political gain to any PKR party and that its leaders had to be more mature and careful in managing the current crisis.
"Let's not give in to emotions and anger. Instead, let wisdom prevail in communicating.
"Failure in communicating has been the major factor in the conflict getting worse," he said.
Ahmad said each party seemed to be fighting for itself, and not for Pakatan Rakyat in general which is fighting for the rakyat - the reason the coalition was formed in the first place.
Leaders from DAP and PAS have been taking potshots at one another over their differences, daring one another to quit Pakatan.
On Sunday, DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang said that Pakatan Rakyat was on the "brink of destruction" because a unity government between PAS and Umno could become a real possibility in two weeks' time.
Hadi, however, said that for the moment PAS was still in Pakatan, noting that the party had been in every situation – in the government and out of the government – in the past.
"Usually what has happened before won't happen again … Our concept is we must be with a plural society in Malaysia. We cannot be alone," he said.
When asked how issues in Pakatan could be solved he said "wait and see".
Lim, however, refused to comment on any Pakatan-related issues on Tuesday.