KOTA BAHARU, March 24 - Pas spiritual adviser Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat has given his blessing for former Perak menteri besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin to contest in the April 7 Bukit Gantang by-election.
He said Nizar who is the party’s deputy commissioner for the state was the right candidate to face Barisan Nasional in the constituency.
“I have contacted Nizar and bless his nomination to contest,” he told reporters after receiving a visit from Indian High Commissioner to Malaysia Ashok K. Kantha at his office here today.
Nik Aziz who is Kelantan Menteri Besar said last month that he could not agree to the suggestion that Nizar be fielded in the Bukit Gantang by-election since the Pas and its opposition allies still regarded Nizar as Perak Menteri Besar.
Meanwhile, he said he was disappointed over the Home Ministry’s decision to suspend the publishing permits of Harakah and Suara Keadilan, the party organs for Pas and Parti Keadilan Rakyat, for three months.
He said the suspension was undemocratic and aimed at stifling the influence of both parties in three simultenous by-elections — Bukit Gantang (Perak), Bukit Selambau (Kedah) and Batang Air (Sarawak). - Bernama