Anwar says Nik Aziz understands Israel statement


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who met Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat on Tuesday to explain his controversial statement on Israel, said the PAS spiritual leader understood his stand on the issue.

The Opposition leader also said he would not sue The Wall Street Journal over the report "as it was not wrong".

However, Anwar accused the mainstream media of deliberately misconstruing his statement.

"Nik Aziz heard and listened to my explanation. I understand PAS' strong and clear views on the issue of Israel.

"I feel good now that I have explained and cleared any doubt there was over the statement made (on Israel)," he said.

Anwar met Nik Aziz and party information chief Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man for an hour.

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