PETALING JAYA: Former PPBM Supreme Council member A Kadir Jasin said today Umno will kill off PAS the same way it did other parties previously, adding that the party has become dominant by being intolerant of its opponents, especially the breakaway parties.
He said Umno had always attempted to “swallow” and “kill” splinter parties, even PAS in 1951, and also Parti Negara in 1954.
“Umno succeeded in ending the life of Parti Negara, but they haven’t succeeded in killing off PAS,” he said in a Facebook post today.
“Umno will kill off PAS the way it did Parti Negara. It already swallowed Semangat 46 in 1996. Umno cannot live in defeat. It is too used to power and riches.”
He said Umno collaborated with PAS after its 2018 election loss to sway Malay-Muslims into thinking that Pakatan Harapan (PH) was under the control of DAP.
He added that PPBM Supreme Council members started to fear that the party would continue to be rejected by the Malays by staying with DAP in PH, after losing the Semenyih and Tanjung Piai by-elections.
“Now, in desperate circumstances, PPBM president Muhyiddin Yassin brings the party into Muafakat Nasional. With this, it will be easier for Umno to finish off PPBM,” Kadir said.
“When PPBM is no more, then Umno can focus its time and effort on handling PAS, or at least, in Umno-ising the party.”
He said PPBM was like a sitting duck now, adding that Muhyiddin could seek to save himself by dissolving the party and “crawling back” to Umno.