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by sira habibu AND embun majid
Lovely school: (From right) Muhyiddin and Mukhriz feeding fish at SK Sungai Dedap in Yan.
YAN: Umno is keeping open its proposal to unite with PAS.
In the run-up to the Sungai Limau by-election, Umno deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the party was forever prepared to unite with PAS.
Muhyiddin said that besides differences in the political ideologies of both parties, PAS and Umno practised the same Islamic principles.
“We want to see the Muslim community united,” he said, noting that division among Muslims in the Arab world had led to perpetual conflict and civil wars.
Speaking at a gathering with imam, religious school teachers and residents at SK Sungai Dedap here yesterday, Muhyiddin also announced a RM118,000 allocation to 22 Kafa (Kelas Agama Fardhu Ain) centres, Yan Kafa Teachers Association, Yan Takmir Teachers Association and Yan Mosque Officials Association.
Earlier at another function, he said 12 schools in Sungai Limau would be allocated RM1.4mil.
“We are not giving this to garner support (for Barisan Nasional). We respect the views and stance taken by the respective religious figures.
“But let’s work together as a team to build a strong religious foundation for a better future,” he said, adding that some people had advised him not to campaign in Sungai Limau as it was a PAS stronghold.
“Last time, they had also stated that PAS was strong in Kedah but it still lost the state,” he said, calling on the Sungai Limau electorate to give Barisan candidate Dr Ahmad Sohaimi Lazim a chance.
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