KUALA LUMPUR: Pas spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat is the right candidate to lead the yet-to-be registered Pakatan Rakyat Malaysia because he is a clean leader free of scandals, personal problems or worldly ambition, says Datuk Zaid Ibrahim. Zaid, in the latest posting on his blog myzaidibrahim.wordpress.com, likened Nik Aziz to India's Mahatma Gandhi, South Africa's Nelson Mandela and Iran's Imam Khomeini, whom he said were loved for their principles and character.
Zaid said the Pakatan Rakyat needed a spiritual leader as no ordinary politician, no matter how great or skilled, was strong enough to stand against the might of Barisan Nasional.
"So, I only see Tok Guru Nik Aziz with such qualities.
People of all races and faiths accept him."Zaid, who is the opposition coalition's pro-tem chairman, said spiritual leaders had no desire to be prime minister or to hold any other posts. - NST