PAS snubs Umno's offer to join forces

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  • Thursday, 10 Dec 2015

PETALING JAYA: PAS has snubbed Umno's offer to forge closer ties in order to build an ideal Malaysia in accordance with Islamic doctrines.

In a statement published on the harakahdaily website, PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang said the Islamist party would not break its alliance with PKR.

"PAS remains resolute at this moment that we are politically cooperating with PKR and are committed to work together in accordance with the decision made during our recent Muktamar.

"The Syura Council and the PAS central committee have endorsed this," he said.

Hadi added that any new developments would be discussed through various processes before coming up with a collective decision.

He also said this was the best time for Umno to return to the Islamic way of life.

"Repentance is the key to attaining God's forgiveness," he said.

Hadi said PAS' principles were based on the Al-Quran, sunnah, ulama consensus, and Islamic jurisprudence.

"For more than six decades, PAS has fought for Islam and its pinciples.

"We will continue with our struggle to reject political wrongdoing, abuse of power and moral degradation including bribery," he said.

Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Thursday made the offer during his policy speech at the opening of the Umno general assembly 2015 at the Putra World Trade Centre.

Najib had expressed his happiness over the fact that PAS was no longer with the Opposition pact after being "kicked out" by its allies.

"So, we in Umno feel relief, and in fact, happy that PAS is now not with these Opposition parties any more.

"With an open heart and free spirit, we offer the ties and bond of relationship towards the ideal in building Malaysia based on the Islamic doctrine," he was reported as saying.

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Najib: Umno offers olive branch to PAS

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