PAS to focus on ‘third bloc’ for GE14

Tuan-IbrahimKOTA BHARU: PAS deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man has reiterated that the party will not join Pakatan Harapan but will focus instead on strengthening a third opposition bloc to face the 14th general election (GE14).

He said there were certain people in Pakatan Harapan who had tried to raise the issue of cooperation between PAS and Umno which was not accurate, in hopes that PAS would join the pact.

“They hope PAS will join Pakatan Harapan but we will not join the pact because the principles championed by PAS are frequently opposed by several groups in the pact,” he told reporters after delivering a talk here today.

Tuan Ibrahim also criticised certain leaders in Pakatan Harapan who accused PAS of cooperating with Umno to face GE14, including on the distribution of seats to be contested.

“As leaders, if we believe in information collected by the roadside, then we are not qualified to become leaders. They should instead get the correct information,” he said, adding that PAS had no political cooperation with Umno.