Daim: PAS may lose Kelantan in GE14


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 06 May 2018

Tun Daim Zainuddin. -Star filepic

KOTA BARU: Former Finance Minister Tun Daim Zainuddin did not rule out the possibility that PAS may lose the Kelantan state government in GE14.

He said this is due to the split of support for Pakatan Harapan and the different stances taken by various PAS leaders.

"Some of the young members are confused when the PAS president declared that they have no problem working with any party that wins the federal government after the election," said Daim.

"They must be careful because there is a high possibility PAS might lose Kelantan," he added when speaking to reporters in Tanjong Mas on Sunday (May 6).

He was asked to comment on the political situation in the state.

On Thursday (May 3), PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang said the party has no issue with working with the new Federal Government after the general election is over, as long as it enhances Islamic values in its administration.

Hadi said he was confident of victory for his party, which is contesting in 160 parliamentary seats and all the state seats in Kedah, Perlis, Kelantan and Terengganu.

On a separate matter, Daim denied making any u-turn on his stance towards the Goods and Services Tax (GST), saying that he had proposed such idea to the Government in 1986.

"At that time we were facing some economic problems and I had proposed the implementation of GST during the tabling of the Budget," said Daim.

He added that some had accused the Government of not being brave enough to implement it then, but said that it is not about bravery.

"We can be brave, but it will be useless if the rakyat suffers," he said.

Daim served as the Finance Minister under Dr Mahathir twice – from 1985 to 1991 and again from 1999 to 2001.

 

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