PAS has not been offered a place in unity government, says Zahid


PUTRAJAYA: There has not been any move by party leaders in the government to make an offer to PAS to join the current administration, says Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi,

The Deputy Prime Minister refuted PAS' claims and said that the matter that was never discussed officially among the 19 party leaders in the government nor among coalition chairmen.

On claims that PAS had met with certain leaders to htat effect, he said: "We don't view it as an official meeting and there isn't a move made towards that direction," he told the media after chairing the Cabinet sports development committee meeting here on Tuesday (May 30).

Ahmad Zahid, who is Barisan Nasional chairman and Umno president, was commenting on PAS deputy president Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man's statement that several parties had contacted and met him to make an offer to join the government. Similar claims were made by PAS president Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang before, reported Bernama.

PAS information chief Khairil Nizam Khirudin, in a statement on Tuesday, named DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang as the person who had extended the offer to PAS.

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