PETALING JAYA: PAS has revealed that the party did not mind losing the 14th General Election while the country was burdened with huge debts.
mStar reported that vice president Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah said, however, the party wants to take Putrajaya in the next general election.
"How could we finance such a huge debt? Let others settle Malaysia's debt first, and then we'll take Malaysia in five years," he said in a speech that has gone viral.
Mohd Amar, who is also Kelantan Deputy Chief Minister, highlighted PAS' defeat in Serambi Mekah in 1978.
He said much of the development in Kelantan happened during Barisan Nasional's administration before PAS returned to power in 1990.
"Like us (PAS) lost in 1978, we were sad. But God is smart, within 12 years ... He allowed others to rule and to developed... until the state is ready for us to return to power," he said.
"We can use what they prepared. So, we'll give them five years to solve the problems," Mohd Amar said.
The Finance Ministry has revealed that the country is facing a debt of up to RM1 trillion.
Mohd Amar said the debt has to be settled included the issues involving 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
"Solve Malaysia's problems, all the debts... 1MDB, finish the issues... then we will take over (Putrajaya)," he said.