Sep 15, 2019


KUALA LUMPUR: Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang has indicated that the Islamic party may incorporate Umno representatives into its Kelantan and Terengganu state governments.

He said this when asked by the media if Pas had such a plan in place, following the inking of the political charter between the Malay/Muslim parties.

“On that, we have to wait and look at the next development (of the Umno-Pas cooperation).
“There is a plan but that is within our own family,” he said in a press conference after the signing the National Consensus Charter, here, today.

Also present were Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and his deputy Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan, Pas deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, Umno secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa and Pas secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan.

Umno and Pas signed a political cooperation charter today, marking the collaboration between the two largest Malay-based party in the country.

The cooperation between Umno and Pas has been highly criticised by Pakatan Harapan leaders along with several other observers, alleging that the pact was a racially segmented union which would not benefit Malaysia’s multiracial society.

According to Hadi, the plan on cooperating with Umno has been broached and discussed among Pas leaders for many years.
He said, former Pas spiritual leader, the late Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat was also present during such discussions when he was alive.

“Ta'awun (cooperation) is a term that has been accepted by Tok Guru Nik Aziz when we was alive.

“We wanted to introduce a new approach which is cooperation (instead of tahaluf which means coalition) and this has been discussed within the Syura Council when Nik Aziz was still alive,” he said.

On Sept 18, 2014, it was reported that Nik Aziz, had reportedly said that he would never accept any attempt for Pas to collaborate with Umno.

Pas’ former Kota Baru Member of Parliament Datuk Wan Abdul Rahim Wan Abdullah had said that the former Kelantan menteri besar had even threatened to spit on the face of those who dared to make such suggestion.
“He said if anyone insisted on doing so, that person will have to wait after he died.” he was quoted as saying.

Refered directly  from NST


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