Prime Minister, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, has described PAS and Barisan Nasional (BN) as 'siblings,' on the issue of fielding candidates in the Sungai Kandis state by-election.
Following the nomination earlier today, the by-election is witnessing a three-cornered fight, involving BN candidate, Lokman Noor Adam; Mohd Zawawi Ahmad Mughni from PKR and Independent candidate, K. Murthy.
Asked if the move by PAS not to field their candidate was to give way for the BN candidate to win, Dr Mahathir, who is also Pakatan Harapan chairman, briefly responded, "They are siblings."
He was met by reporters at the Aidilfitri open house, hosted by Deputy Prime Minister, Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, here.
Also present were Dr Mahathir's wife, Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, and Cabinet ministers.
The by-election, on Aug 4, has been necessitated by the death of the assemblyman, Mat Shuhaimi Shafiei of PKR, of lymphoma cancer on July 2.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK