Sunday, November 24, 2013

PAS is with Pakatan Rakyat

The PAS Syura Council reiterates its support for its existing strategic partnership with its Pakatan Rakyat partners, DAP and PKR. Its secretary Nik Zawawi Nik Salleh said it found the existing tahaluf siyasi (political cooperation) is within the practice of Al Quran and sunnah (practices of the Prophet) and it is therefore, syariah compliant.

"We will not betray our partnership with anyone, especially with our Pakatan partners," he vouched today. 

There have been a lot of questions over the commitment of PAS with the PR coalition in the media recently. So when the Syura council – the highest decision making body in PAS – gives support to PR, it is indeed a welcoming statement. 

Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic scored a 3-1 victory over Aberdeen on Saturday. 

Kris Commons opened for the hosts with a strike from the edge of the box in the 36th minute. Niall McGinn got the final touch after a melee in the box as the Dons levelled in the 45th minute. But in stoppage time, Celtic broke Aberdeen spirits with Derk Boerrigter and Commons firing home In the finest meeting between these two sides in years, 

On the same day too, Liverpool and Everton traded blows almost from the first whistle before both took a point at its 3-3 conclusion. 

Philippe Coutinho gave the visitors a lead as early as in the fifth minute but Kevin Mirallas – who should have been sent off for a shocking first-half tackle on Luis Suarez – quickly equalised three minutes later. Suarez restored Liverpool's advantage in the nineteenth minute but Everton, playing with the attacking intent manager Roberto Martinez is determined to introduce, responded in style. Romelu Lukaku, who had twice been thwarted by Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet, side-footed home the equalizer before his towering header from Mirallas's corner put the hosts ahead (72, 82). Brendan Rodgers introduced Daniel Sturridge for Lucas with 15 minutes left and the move paid dividends in the 89th minute as he rose to head Steven Gerrard's free-kick beyond Everton keeper Tim Howard. 

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