KUALA LUMPUR: DAP chairman Karpal Singh is proceeding with his defamation suit against Pas former deputy president Nasharudin Mat Isa despite the latter being apparently cleared of any wrongdoing by his party.
"As far as I am concerned, I will go on with the suit," said Karpal.
The hudud spat between the two veteran politicians started when Nasharudin accused Karpal of being "anti-Islam" for rejecting hudud to be implemented in the country.
He also said that Pas should review its position in the opposition coalition over DAP's outright objection to hudud.
Nasharudin had also incurred the wrath of his party after a photograph of him and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak meeting Saudi Arabian ulama in Mecca made the headlines recently.
This prompted a meeting by the syura council -- the highest policy-making body in the party -- as confirmed by its president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang in news reports last month.
However, the highly-anticipated meeting, which was held last Sunday night, did not discuss Nasharudin's fate in the party.
"Nasharudin remains a syura council member... the issue was not discussed," Hadi was quoted as saying after the meeting.
Speaking to New Straits Times yesterday, syura council member Datuk Dr Mahfodz Mohamed said the matter involving Nasharudin was considered "solved" by the party.
"It was not such a big deal. For me, the matter has been resolved and he remains a member of syura council," he said.
He added that the meeting did not even touch on matters surrounding Nasharudin.
"Besides, if we wanted to discuss the action to be taken against someone, that someone has to be brought to a disciplinary committee and not the syura council as it only discusses party policies," he said.
tunku : this is how the anwarinas works. when they failed to used syura council in pas to take action against ustaz nasha, now they are using outside force to do it. they will pressure ustaz nasha with karpal's suit now.nik aziz must be happy now.