I was involved in unity govt from day one, no indication PAS ever invited to join, says Rafizi

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  • Sunday, 28 May 2023

ISKANDAR PUTERI: There has never been any indication that PAS was invited to join the unity government, says Rafizi Ramli.

The PKR deputy president said that he had never personally been made aware of such an invitation despite being closely involved in the formation of the unity government.

"There were three people who were doing most of the discussions (from PKR) on the formation of the unity government.

"Apart from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, it was me and the party's secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.

"I do not know what timeline the claims are referring to, but since the first day I was involved in the formation of the unity government up until now, I have never heard of such a thing," he said.

Rafizi, who is also Economy Minister, said this to the press after attending a dialogue on the mid-term study of the 12th Malaysia Plan here.

Rafizi was asked to comment on PAS president Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang's claims that certain people had repeatedly approached him to join the unity government.

Abdul Hadi reportedly claimed that the offer came about after Pakatan Harapan, especially PKR, realised that their position was unstable because the number of their Malay seats were not as many as PAS.

On Abdul Hadi's remarks of PKR being unstable, Rafizi said that the PAS president is free to say whatever he wants.

"That is his opinion. He has said far worse things and for him to say PKR is unstable is not that big of a deal," said Rafizi.

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