SHAH ALAM: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin wants to dispel any notion that a Perikatan Nasional-led government would be worse than that under the "Taliban" in Afghanistan.
The assurance by the Perikatan chairman comes ahead of six state elections, with PAS seen as the dominant party in the coalition.
"There are some concerns that the so-called PAS or Perikatan-led government would be different, some people even say worse than a Taliban government.
"It (Perikatan administration) would be a fair government," he said at the K-Pro Convention Professional Malaysia, which carried the theme "Create A Better Malaysia '' on Saturday (July 15).
He said this when responding to a question on the type of administration which would be formed by the coalition.
The term "Taliban" is often used to describe the strict Islamist administration in Afghanistan.
Muhyiddin also said that there was nothing to worry about the so-called "green wave", a term associated with the colour of the PAS logo.
"Don't be worried about the green wave. I am not sure where this term came about.
"It doesn't matter as I can say now that there will be a green and blue wave together under Perikatan," he said.
Muhyiddin noted that PAS was part of the previous Perikatan federal government where issues related to race and religion were not brought up during Cabinet meetings.
State elections will be held in Kedah, Terengganu, Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan and Selangor this coming Aug 12.
Perikatan will maintain the PAS logo for Kelantan and Terengganu while relying on the coalition's blue-coloured logo for the other four states.
Meanwhile, PAS vice-president Datuk Seri Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar said that his party must address worries raised by certain quarters with regard to his party.
He said some of the concerns may be the result of the "slip of the tongue" by certain leaders, leading to a wrong impression of the party.
Later, at a press conference, Ahmad Samsuri, who is Terengganu Mentri Besar, said that there must be a level playing field during the coming state elections for all parties.
"If you want parties not to raise sensitive matters, it should apply to all, which includes both the Opposition and the ruling side," he said.
Apart from the 3Rs (race, religion and royalty), he said that voters should not be threatened or put in fear.