DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang has expressed skepticism at PAS' declaration that it was prepared to support  a no-confidence vote in Parliament against Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak saying that he would only believe it when he sees it.

This was in response to PAS deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man and PAS election director Mustafa Ali's insistence that the party would vote against Najib after Lim said PAS was unlikely to do so.

However, Lim pointed out that neither Tuan Ibrahim nor Mustafa were MPs and may find themselves overruled by PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang who has had a track record of doing so.

"As far as their statement that PAS will support a no-confidence vote against Najib in Parliament is concerned, I’ll believe it when I see it.

"The reason why Pakatan Rakyat died after seven years bearing the hopes and trust of the people regardless of race, religion or region for political change, is because PAS under its president Abdul Hadi Awang is not to be trusted, as his word is not his bond," said Lim in a statement today.

Lim pointed out that Abdul Hadi (photo) had repeatedly overruled the Pakatan leadership council's consensus decisions which were agreed upon by his representatives and in cases where he was present, had also reneged on his word.

Wait for election

"As Hadi’s PAS does not believe in the maxim that 'one’s word is one’s bond', I take the statement of the present PAS deputy president and PAS elections director with more than a pinch of salt," he said.

In May, Abdul Hadi had dismissed calls for Najib to step down, stating that the prime minister should be given a chance.

Abdul Hadi had said that the rakyat could wait for a general election to punish Najib.

Pressure is amounting on Najib amid 1MDB's growing debt and the opacity    of of RM2.6 billion deposit into his personal bank accounts.- mk