Monday, January 05, 2009

PAS Assures No More Stopping Of Buses

SHAH ALAM, Jan 4 (Bernama) -- PAS gave its assurance today that incident like stopping of buses, on the believe that they were carrying phantom voters, as had happened in the last general election, would not happen again in the Jan 17 Kuala Terengganu parliamentary by-election.

Terengganu PAS commissioner Datuk Mustafa Ali said he had instructed party workers to abide by all regulations issued by the Election Commission as well as the police.

"And if anything happens (during the Kuala Terengganu by-election), be assured that it is not PAS' doing," he told reporters after a gathering of Terengganu-born children with PAS' candidate for the Kuala Terengganu by-election, Abdul Wahid Endut at the Selangor Public Library here, Sunday.

PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang was also at the function.

In the March 8 general election, several men, believed to be PAS supporters, had stopped nine buses which were carrying university students from the Klang Valley and other states returning to Kuala Terengganu to exercise their rights as voters, on the believe they were phantom voters.

Earlier in his speech, Mustafa said the Kuala Terengganu by-election was crucial to both PAS and the Barisan Nasional (BN) as the outcome would be used to gauge how they would fare in the 13th general election.

Nomination for the Kuala Terengganu by-election, being held following the death of its Member of Parliament Datuk Razali Ismail last Nov 28, is on Tuesday.