By Syed Mu’az Syed Putra
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 — PAS must break free from the “opposition cocoon of only opposing” to face the challenges of the next decade, its youth chief said today.
Nasrudin Hassan Tantawi (picture) said the Islamic party must also ensure it has qualified members and leaders to be entrusted with responsibility as well as a modern, systematic structure.
“PAS must command policy-making in readiness to govern, not be trapped in the opposition mindset of just opposing without any effective solution,” he said in a press statement.
The opposition Pakatan Rakyat (PR) pact has repeatedly been criticised for not having any concrete policies.
The ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) has called policy packages such as the Buku Jingga unrealistic, claiming its promises would lead the country into bankruptcy.
Nasrudin added that the party led by former Opposition leader Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang must begin to identify a leadership line-up that is capable of managing the country.
“We must start identifying a party leadership that is capable of taking up the responsibilities of leadership, not just for the party but the nation.”
He suggested that if it is not possible to possess such qualities, then the party could have two line-ups, one to organise the party and another to govern the country.
He also said the party must be “organised and structured so that it is streamlined, systematic and meets the standards of a modern organisation that can address current issues.”