PAS vice-president Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah believes PAS is in a better state to face the general election compared to other parties.
Using medical analogy, the Kelantan deputy menteri besar said other parties are still in throes of illness while PAS has recovered from its fever.
"Umno has split, leading to the formation of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia so now Umno is suffering from a fever.
"PKR has also split into two - some people say the attacks by (PKR vice president) Rafizi Ramli is not against PAS but against to undermine the ties between PAS and PKR so that the PAS-leaning faction can be booted out," he said in his speech while officiating the Selangor PAS Muslimat wing annual general assembly last weekend.
Rafizi had before signed a statutory declaration claiming he has evidence that former PAS deputy president Nasharuddin Mat Isa received funds linked to former 1MDB subsidiary SRC International Bhd. Nasharuddin denies this.
Mohd Amar said Rafizi is in fact practicising what the Malay proverb describes as "hitting the son to insult the daughter-in-law".
"The purpose is this, there is friction within PKR but we don't see it clearly because they only argue in the kitchen and not on the lawn.
"So we don't see anything but occasionally we hear the sound of plates breaking and the broken plates are slowly taken out using the kitchen door. No one will realise except the garbage collector," he quipped.
Recovered, but still bitter
The same internal struggles are found in DAP too, but so severe that the party is not only feeling feverish but is suffering from hemorrhagic dengue, he said.
This is when four of its elected representatives from Malacca resigned from the party, he said.
"What also received information that more people are waiting to quit. In Penang, a DAP elected representatives openly asked (Chief Minister) Lim Guan Eng to resign because he is facing corruption charges of the purchase of his bungalow.
"Of the three parties mentioned, DAP is in the worst state, that its temperature is very high and according to doctor's diagnosis, is suffering from hemorrhaging dengue," he said.
On the other hand, he said, PAS is the healthiest of them all because it has recovered from its own illness that was marked by the in-fighting which reached fever pitch at the 2015 muktamar.
"The fever has broken, but our mouths still feel bitter.
"That is why when we see oranges, we feel ravenous for a bite," he said.
He is likely referring to Parti Amanah Negara, a party with an orange-coloured logo formed by former PAS leaders following the fractious 2015 muktamar.- Mkini