PAS said they won’t support Umno in Semenyih, claims Dr Mahathir

Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

KUALA LUMPUR: PAS has formally stated it will not support Umno in the Semenyih by-election, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.

Mahathir said this matter was raised in discussions between him and PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang held yesterday.

“We had political discussions.

“PAS has stated that it will not support Umno in the Semenyih by-election.

“There is also a written admission by Hadi towards this end,” he told reporters after launching the Forces of Renewal South East Asia (Forsea) Democracy Fest at Publika here today.

Mahathir was asked to comment on his meeting with Hadi at the Albukhary Foundation in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

It was the second meeting between the two leaders since Mahathir assumed the premiership last year.

Hadi was accompanied by PAS secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan and Terengganu Menteri Besar Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar.