KOTA BARU, 23 Feb 2009: Kelantan DAP has supported the call by Menteri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat that Pasir Mas Member of Parliament (MP) Datuk Ibrahim Ali resign so that a by-election can be held.
Its pro-tem committee secretary Sew Kok Beng said this was in line with the voters’ wish that the constituency be represented by a credible leader.
“Ibrahim should resign as Pasir Mas MP because he won on a PAS ticket,” he said when commenting on a suggestion by the PAS spiritual leader that voters in Pasir Mas should be given the chance to pick a new leader.
He said Ibrahim should respect PAS for giving him the chance to contest the seat as an independent.
Ibrahim had also made statements detrimental to the opposition who were trying to strengthen cooperation and resolve their many political problems, Sew added.
The former Pasir Mas Umno division chief had been reported as saying that he would have to wait another five years to contest if he was to vacate the Pasir Mas seat. — Bernama