PAS to meet with Umno bigwigs to discuss direction of cooperation for GE15

BANTING: PAS will hold a meeting with Umno’s top leaders soon to discuss the direction of cooperation between them for the 15th General Election (GE15).

PAS deputy president Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said the cooperation involved 27 parliamentary seats, and seats in several states such as Selangor, Negri Sembilan and Penang, which they could win if there was an agreement between them.

“If not on all seats (agreement on cooperation between Umno and PAS), maybe in certain places.

“It is not impossible,” he told a press conference here yesterday, according to Bernama.

However, he said any PAS discussions with parties outside Perikatan Nasional would be reported to the coalition’s presidential council to find the best way for a political consensus. PAS is a component of Perikatan Nasional with Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, Sabah STAR, SAPP and Gerakan.

Commenting on the three conditions set by Umno to PAS for them to return to the negotiating table on cooperation to face GE15, Tuan Ibrahim said the consensus framework would need to discuss points of commonality.

Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has said PAS must leave Perikatan and cut ties with Bersatu if it wants to work with Umno.

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