PAS grassroots welcome PPBM joining MN, says Takiyuddin

Takiyuddin Hassan says PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang himself had extended an invitation to PPBM to join Muafakat Nasional.

PUTRAJAYA: PAS secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan today said PAS’ grassroots supporters accept the idea of PPBM joining Muafakat Nasional (MN) with Umno.

Takiyuddin said PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang and Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi themselves had invited PPBM to formally join the alliance.

He said there was no opposition among PAS grassroots since their party president himself had extended the invitation to PPBM.

“The Umno and PAS presidents wrote a joint invitation letter to the PPBM president. You can’t say that the grassroots don’t agree.

“The PAS grassroots accept it, no problem,” he told reporters when met after an event here today.

Takiyuddin was asked whether PAS grassroots members welcomed PPBM joining MN after FMT quoted Umno deputy president Mohamad Hasan as saying that Umno grassroots members were against the idea.

Mohamad, also known as Tok Mat, told FMT the Umno grassroots members did not agree with PPBM joining MN, adding that the party must get the mandate from the supreme council before making a decision as it represents the party’s grassroots members.

PPBM president Muhyiddin Yassin had prior to this said the party agreed to officially join MN.