‘Bersatu ready to join pact’

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  • Sunday, 23 Aug 2020

Helping hand: Takiyuddin handing over a computer to Nor Amalin Rusdi, 18, a student of Teachers Education Institute Sultan Mizan Campus during the student assistance scheme programme event at Dewan Jubli Perak in Kota Baru. — Bernama

KOTA BARU: PAS has received a letter from Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on the party’s readiness to join Muafakat Nasional, says its secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan.

“I can confirm that Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has responded to the letter stating Bersatu’s readiness to join the Muafakat Nasional political pact.

“I received the letter on behalf of PAS president and it is confirmed Bersatu has agreed to join Muafakat Nasional.

“The only thing is that so far, the three parties have not held any official discussion.

“We may have one soon,” said the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department who is in charge of Parliament and law.

On the Sabah state election, Takiyuddin, who is Kota Baru MP, said Muafakat Nasional had not decided on the number of seats to be contested by the respective component parties.

“Muafakat Nasional has about two weeks to finalise the list of candidates and seats to be contested in the polls involving 73 state seats,” he told reporters after launching a student assistance scheme programme here yesterday.

Commenting on Perikatan Nasional’s registration, Takiyuddin said Perikatan was still waiting for approval from the Registrar of Societies, adding that PAS was one of the sponsoring parties of the new political coalition.

When asked by reporters on the alleged violation of a 14-day mandatory quarantine by Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Dr Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali on his return from Turkey in July, Takiyuddin said an investigation should be conducted to determine if there was a case.

“Let’s leave the matter to the authorities, such as the Health Ministry and police, to investigate and decide,” he said. — Bernama

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