ALOR SETAR: Working with both Umno and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia is in line with PAS' ongoing struggle for unity of the ummah, say senior party leaders.
This unity was important for the sake of the nation, said Penang PAS commissioner Muhammad Fauzi Yusoff, adding that the state leadership's view was aligned with that of the central leadership on this.
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"It is our priority. Our stand for unity will remain especially in fighting one-on-one with Pakatan Harapan," he said Sunday (Sept 4) on the sidelines of the 68th PAS muktamar here.
Terengganu PAS commissioner Datuk Husain Awang said unity had been the party's struggle all these years.
"Not only unity with Umno and Bersatu, we want unity of all mankind especially the Malays and Muslims," he added.
Central committee member Nasrudin Hassan said although there had been some misunderstanding between some Umno and PAS leaders, it did not mean the relationship should end.
He said the misunderstanding could be considered part of the process of working out problems between the two.
On Friday (Sept 2), PAS deputy president Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said unity of the ummah could be affected if members of Muafakat Nasional and Perikatan Nasional fight with each other.
He had said that both Muafakat and Perikatan would lose many parliamentary and state seats in multi-cornered fights.
PAS president Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang also said the Muafakat pact was still on and may feature in the coming general election.