PAS: Rally organisers did not seek King’s okay

November 17, 2007 (The Star)
KOTA BARU: PAS, which was involved in last Saturday’s illegal gathering in Kuala Lumpur, said the organisers of the rally had never sought the approval of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin.

Secretary-general Datuk Kamaruddin Jaafar said the party wanted to clear any misconception which may have emerged over the issue.
The MP for Tumpat also said the gathering was not organised by PAS but by Bersih.
“Bersih is responsible for the details of the gathering, the Opposition just supported it. The Opposition just handed over a memorandum,” he said when contacted.
Kamaruddin said he made a statement earlier this week following Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s remarks that the Opposition was dragging the royalty into the entire issue.
“I responded through our Harakahdaily that we were asked by palace officials earlier to provide a list of names for those who would be handing over the memorandum.
“At no time was the King’s consent sought or given,” he said.