PUTRAJAYA: There should not be an ultimatum put on PAS to decide whether it wants to side with Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia or Umno, says Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man.
The PAS deputy president said his party would always strive towards unification of the "ummah", which was to unite the Malay-Muslim parties together.
"The ummah needs to be united for the benefit of all. Be it Perikatan Nasional or Barisan Nasional, it is better for the country's future if they all are united.
"You cannot put an ultimatum on us to pick a side.
"I believe no one will be against it if the ummah are united because the rakyat wants to see political stability.
"We must never stop efforts to unite and seek peace," said Tuan Ibrahim, who is Environment and Water Minister, to reporters at a ministry function here.
He was asked to comment on Bersatu president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's recent statement that PAS would finalise its political partners for the 15th General Election soon.
PAS is currently partnered with Bersatu in Perikatan.
Perikatan and Barisan had revealed intentions to go against each other in the 15th General Election.
However, PAS had frequently shown that it was still willing to work with Umno in some form of cooperation.