KOTA BAHARU, 30 JUNE, 2010: PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat today challenged DAP chairman Karpal Singh to prove PAS' concept of an Islamic state, which had been implemented in Kelantan for 20 years now, to be wrong.
Nik Aziz, who is also Kelantan Menteri Besar, said he deemed Karpal Singh's rejection of PAS' idea of an Islamic state for Malaysia if the Pakatan coalition of DAP-PAS-PKR came into power, as the latter's own personal opinion.
"As long as they (who do not agree with PAS' policies) cannot prove that our Islamic policies are wrong, we will continue to strive to make Malaysia an Islamic state," he told reporters after chairing the weekly Kelantan state executive council meeting here.
He added that the DAP thus far had not objected to PAS' Islamic state concept and that only a "few leaders were grumbling about it."
Nik Abdul Aziz said this when asked to comment on Karpal Singh's comments in an interview with a news portal recently that he rejected PAS' concept of an Islamic state for Malaysia.