Najib: PAS and Umno more compatible now than before


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 13 Jul 2019

IPOH: Datuk Seri Najib Razak believes PAS will not hastily make any decision over an offer to be part of Pakatan Harapan.

The former prime minister was asked to comment on a statement by Parti Amanah Negara vice-president Senator Datuk Husam Musa asking PAS to join Pakatan.

Husam had said PAS could be part of the government if they joined Pakatan now.

Najib said leaders from Pakatan could make all sorts of offers.

"I don't think PAS will make a decision in a hasty manner, as both Umno and PAS have agreed to cooperate.

"During an Umno event in Gerik that I attended earlier today (July 13), the Perak PAS commissioner and other party leaders were present, so we are more compatible now compared to before," he told reporters at former Umno member Datuk Hamidah Osman's daughter's wedding luncheon at the Royal Perak Golf Club here.

Asked why he accepted the Barisan Nasional Advisory Board chairman position when he should be focusing on his legal case, Najib said: "There are many personal views, but what is important is that we are able to contribute to the strength of Barisan by providing some sort of added value.

"For one year, I have been taking efforts to give my views on Pakatan's policies, their weaknesses, and we will let the people judge," he said.

Najib said he has been going to the ground to listen to the grouses of the people.

"This is not about position; the question is what we can do and contribute. This is about the party, and it is not about Najib," he added.

 

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