PAS congratulates Anwar, says PN will discuss offer to join unity govt


KUALA LUMPUR: The invitation to Perikatan Nasional to join the unity government by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will be discussed among its component parties, says Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan (pic).

The PAS secretary-general, who congratulated Anwar on his appointment as the 10th Prime Minister, said his party appreciated the offer.

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"We will discuss it in the near future with the other component parties in Perikatan.

"We would like to thank those who were willing to vote for Perikatan and the overwhelming response to PAS in the 15th General Election," he said in a statement on Friday (Nov 25).

Takiyuddin then shared that he supported the Yang di-Pertuan Agong's decision to appoint Anwar.

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"We (PAS) are grateful that the crisis surrounding the national leadership after GE15 has been resolved harmoniously and peacefully.

"PAS accepts the decision.

"We respect and congratulate the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on his decision and the powers provided under the law, especially in the matter of the appointment of the Prime Minister based on the Federal Constitution.

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"We congratulate him (Anwar) on his appointment as the 10th Prime Minister.

"PAS is sure he will carry out his responsibilities well and fairly as well as prioritise the concept of federalism that is appropriate for all states and the people," he said.

Anwar was sworn in as Prime Minister on Thursday (Nov 24).

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