KUALA LUMPUR: PAS has described the relationship between the Islamist party, Perikatan Nasional and Muafakat Nasional as that of a husband and two wives.
PAS dewan ulama chief Datuk Dr Nik Muhammad Zawawi Salleh said that PAS acts as the "husband" in this situation and will continue to try and reconcile the two wives.
"It must be remembered that the unification of both involves issues of Islam and not the political agendas of Umno and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia," Sinar Harian reported him as saying after visiting a coconut plantation project in Gong Tengah in Kelantan on Saturday (Sept 24).
The Pasir Puteh MP said in parallel with Islam as the basis of PAS' struggle, the unification of the community was an important matter that needed to be implemented.
He said, in any situation, PAS always opened its doors to Umno to ensure that such unification becomes a reality.
"Bersatu is with PAS and it is a good thing.
"Now we want to unite all Muslims in Malaysia.
"I am sure this will be successful, the 'fighting' stage is normal, just like a honeymoon.
"When it cools down, I am sure we can all unite (with Umno)," he said.
Nik Muhammad, who is also the Deputy Agriculture and Food Industries Minister, said their efforts will be well received by the people in the future.
According to him, PAS sees that the voters will give full support to the party that wants to form a unified front.
"Many times, the voters have said they will reject groups that do not support the unification of the community," he said.