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PAS: Don't blame us for creating three-cornered fights in GE14

KUALA LUMPUR: PAS has insisted that it should not be blamed for creating three-cornered fights in the upcoming general election as the party was merely contesting its traditional seats.
PAS information chief Nasrudin Hassan (pic) said it has always been the party's objective to fight one-on-one against Barisan Nasional, but this has been disrupted with the existence of its splinter party, Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah).
"We acknowledge the fact that three-cornered fights are inevitable, but it is not our fault to begin with," he said at a press conference here on Tuesday.
The Temerloh MP gave an example of the Semantan seat which was contested and won by a PAS candidate but who later left the party to join Amanah.
"They (Amanah) announced they would retain this seat in the next election despite the fact that the seat belonged to us in the first place.
"So you see, it is not us who should be blamed as we only want to contest our traditional seats," he said.
Nasrudin said since the Islamist party no longer has any political cooperation with PKR and Pakatan Harapan, it now has the liberty to contest seats that were given to its former allies.
This, he said, included seats such as Permatang Pauh and Gombak, which were deemed to be PKR stronghold.
PKR president Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail is the Permatang Pauh MP while deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali is the Gombak MP.
It has been reported that PAS is now studying its list of potential candidates who will be fielded in seats which were previously contested by PKR and DAP.
Nasrudin also announced that the party would organise a mammoth rally called Fastaqim 2.0, which will be held in Kuala Nerus, Terengganu from Sept 29 to 30.
"Our main message for this gathering is to tell the nation that the results of the next general election will favour the third force, which is us.
"We are also confident of taking back Terengganu from Barisan," he said.
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