MIRI: PAS says the party wants to forge a working relationship with Sarawak state ruling parties from Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS).
The recent visit by PAS national and state leaders to Sarawak and their personal meeting with Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari showed that this relationship was possible, said Sarawak PAS state commissioner Jofri Jaraiee on Saturday (Sept 21).
He said PAS was willing to work with the GPS government that was made up of all the ethnic groups in Sarawak.
He also said PAS was willing to fight for Sarawak's rights at the national level.
"PAS has often been labelled an extremist Islamic party. This labelling is unfair.
"PAS is a party willing to work with any parties and with other races if they are willing to accept PAS policies.
"The visit by PAS president Hadi Awang and PAS leaders to the Sarawak Chief Minister shows that we are willing to work with multiracial Sarawak.
"Sarawak is in the same position as Terengganu and Kelantan in the oil royalty issue. The Pakatan Harapan government has failed to fulfill its general election promise to give 20% oil royalty to us.
"PAS will fight for Sarawak in this matter," said Jofri, who is also PAS central supreme council member and Miri PAS branch chairman.
He said Hadi was here with the party national and state leaders for the Sept 16 National Day celebrations hosted by Sarawak.
The PAS leaders had a fruitful meeting with Abang Johari on matters pertaining to mutual cooperation, Jofri added.