Umno have been courting PAS with various tactics in the past few months. The unity talks heading nowhere and now – the youth wings of the opposing parties according to UMNO propaganda daily may team up to throw Selangor executive councillor Ronnie Liu out over ‘beer issue’.
But there is condition for that team up work. Umno Youth executive council member Tengku Azman Tengku Zainol Abidin, said Pas Youth must first obtain a police permit for the demonstration.
“We are ready to join forces with Selangor Pas Youth and participate in the rally as we are on the same wavelength in this issue.”
“We hope they can tell us the place and time but on condition that they obtain a police permit. Otherwise, we will not get involved,” said Tengku Azman yesterday.
Tengku Azman said he had discussed the matter with Umno Youth head Khairy Jamaluddin and had obtained his approval.
On Tuesday, Selangor Pas commissioner Datuk Hasan Ali had called for Liu to be stripped of his portfolio for interfering in the work of local councils including in a beer seizure operation last week.
Hasan cited another example of interference when he claimed Liu allegedly spoke to the State Islamic Religious Council officer over a raid they were conducting in Bandar Sunway. The planned Umno Youth and Selangor Pas Youth walk is the latest development arising from what has been described as trouble or a deepening friction in Selangor PKR.
It was reported by New Straits Times, Selangor Pas Youth chief Hasbullah Mohd Ridzwan said the planned rally would proceed at the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque in Shah Alam tommorow whether or not there was a police permit.
But that report apparently contradict what another pro goverment online news portal Malaysia Insider latest report.
“Selangor PAS Youth chief Hasbullah Ridzwan has denied speculation that the wing was planning to join its Umno counterparts in a protest rally tomorrow to call for Ronnie Liu to step down as a state executive councillor,” Malaysia Insider reported.
Hasbullah told The Malaysian Insider last night that the issue arose after a reporter from the Umno-owned New Straits Times called him to ask if PAS Youth would participate in a rally being planned by the Barisan Nasional (BN) party.