Hanipa: Good luck to PAS and Ikatan

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 16 Mar 2016

KUALA LUMPUR: A former PAS member has wished good luck to the party and its cooperation with Parti Ikatan Bangsa Malaysia (Ikatan), smugly adding that the pact will be pointless.

Sepang MP Hanipa Maidin (pic) said the collaboration between the two parties will be of no use since Pakatan Harapan still enjoys strong support.

"Good luck to PAS. Actually, PAS needs to be in Pakatan Harapan but the problem is no one wants to be friends with PAS," he told reporters outside Parliament.

"PAS should address issues like its cooperation with PKR as well as its stand on hudud," said Hanipa, who is now with Parti Amanah Rakyat.

He added that they needed to know if Ikatan would agree with implementing Islamic laws because that was the reason the progressives from PAS quit to form Amanah.

"When PAS was in Pakatan, we agreed to disagree on hudud. That's why they pulled out.

"Now, it doesn't make sense for PAS to work with Ikatan," he said.

He added that he wanted PAS to make a clear stand on its relationship with PKR.

"PAS has rejected Harapan, so since PKR is in Harapan, what is PAS' stand on PKR?" said Hanipa.

On Wednesday, PAS announced that it will form a third opposition bloc with Ikatan.

The press conference at the PAS headquarters here was attended by Ikatan president Tan Sri Abdul Kadir Sheikh Fadzir and PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.

Previously, PAS was part of Pakatan Rakyat. The coalition fell apart last year after disagreements between the Islamist party and DAP on the hudud issue.

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