IPOH: Perak PAS has shied away from announcing its support for embattled PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar, who is alleged to have uttered words perceived as advocating religious freedom for Muslims.
State PAS commissioner Abu Bakar Hussain said they were still waiting for a clarification over the matter from the Lembah Pantai MP before issuing a statement on it.
"We want to hear it from her first.
"We have yet to receive any statements from Nurul Izzah and we hope to get an explanation from her soon," he told journalists during a press conference on Monday.
Abu Bakar, however, believed that Nurul Izzah's words might have been manipulated by certain quarters out to tarnish her reputation.
"I don't think she meant anything like that.
"When people dislike (her), they will have different interpretation of her statement," Abu Bakar said.
"Certain quarters want to pit the Pakatan Rakyat parties against each other and to create tension between us," he added.