PAS has been bullied in the past, but not by Pakatan Rakyat, said Khalid Samad (PAS-Shah Alam) when debating the 2015 Budget in parliament today.
Instead, he said the Islamist party was bullied by Barisan Nasional when it ruled Selangor in the past.
"Back then, sermons were prohibited, the mosque doors were chained and microphones were snatched by police during talks by ustaz in homes.
"So yes, PAS was bullied under BN.
"But now, clerics and PAS leaders can speak at mosques, and not only that, they can also speak at temples and churches in Selangor. There is no restriction, no police interference," he said.
Khalid also appeared to offer advice to his own party when he continued to say that "friends should not be over-sensitive".
"Even when you are playing football with friends, you would naturally get elbowed.
“But if you go back and complain to your parents that you are being bullied, then your friends might not want to be befriend you anymore,” he added.
Khalid's remark was in contrast with PAS central committee member Nik Abduh Nik Aziz, who during the height of the Selangor menteri besar crisis said that the party had been bullied since the day of its inception.
Touching on the rocky relationship with its Pakatan Rakyat allies DAP and PKR, and with traditional rival Umno, Nik Abduh had said that when times were hard, allies and rivals alike would asked PAS for help but when times were good, they would leave PAS behind and bully the party
Video courtesy of MP PAS, article by The Malaysian Insider
-The Office of MP for Shah Alam-