BANTING: PAS will hold a meeting with Umno's top leaders soon to discuss the direction of cooperation between the two parties in the 15th General Election (GE15), says Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man.
The PAS deputy president said the cooperation involved 27 parliamentary seats as well as seats in several states such as Selangor, Negri Sembilan and Penang which they have the potential to win if there was an agreement between them.
"If not on all seats (agreement on cooperation between Umno-PAS), maybe in certain places. It is not impossible," he told a press conference in conjunction with the launch of the Selangor PAS election machinery here on Sunday (Oct 2) night.
However, he said any PAS discussions with parties outside the Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition will be reported to the Perikatan presidential council to find the best way for a political consensus.
PAS is a component of PN with Bersatu, Sabah STAR, SAPP and Gerakan.
Commenting on the three conditions set by Umno to PAS for them to return to the negotiating table regarding cooperation to face GE15, Tuan Ibrahim said the consensus framework needs to discuss points of commonality.
On Sunday, Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had said that Umno will return to the negotiating table with PAS regarding cooperation in GE15 if PAS meets three conditions but did not reveal what they were and that they had been conveyed to the party.
In a related development, PAS spiritual leader Datuk Hashim Jasin at a party event in IPOH on Sunday said that PAS will not give up on the unity agenda with Umno and Bersatu and that both those parties need to work towards unity and solve arising problems by sticking to the goal (ummah unity agenda). - Bernama