No talks yet on PAS merger with other parties
KOTA BARU: PAS has not held any discussions to merge with other parties in preparation for the 14th general election, said its vice-president Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah.
Mohd Amar said although the party had given an opportunity to Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to speak during a recent talk PAS hosted in Kemaman, Terengganu, it was not a sign that PAS and PPBM would merge.
“There is no discussion (to unite with PPBM). We just shared the same stage,” he told reporters after launching the Kelantan Higher Education Conference here yesterday.
Muhyiddin had said in his speech that there should be cooperation between the newly-formed party and Pakatan Harapan, especially PAS, to create a wave of major changes towards forming a new government.
In another development, Mohd Amar reiterated the party’s stand that it had closed the door to negotiations with DAP and Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah).
“We will not negotiate or discuss anything (with DAP and Amanah). We are open to others but (there have been) no formal discussions with anybody yet,” he said.
Amanah was formed after several PAS leaders left the Islamist party due to differences with the leadership. – Bernama