PETALING JAYA: PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang said he was the prime mover behind the Sheraton Move in 2020 to shorten the reign of Pakatan Harapan (PH) after the party felt that the ruling coalition was moving to eradicate the special rights of Malays.
The Marang MP said this followed the massive protest in Kuala Lumpur against attempts by PH to ratify the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD).
He said he initiated the move to stop PH’s plans by discussing how to oust the coalition with Bersatu president Muhyiddin Yassin.
“After Muhyiddin agreed, I met Umno leaders for this purpose.
“After all three of us came to a consensus, Muhyiddin announced that Bersatu was leaving PH.
“That’s when I proposed that he be made the next prime minister,” HarakahDaily reported him as saying at an ummah unity event in Kota Bharu last night.
“Umno agreed and the Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition was formed to replace PH.
“PN was not a backdoor government as Muhyiddin’s nomination as prime minister was accepted by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong,” Hadi said.
In February 2020 a group of PKR MPs joined forces with Bersatu, Barisan Nasional and PAS in what was called the Sheraton Move to topple the PH government after it had been in power for 22 months.
Hadi said after an Umno leader replaced Muhyiddin last year, Umno wanted PAS to cut ties with Bersatu if the Islamic party wanted the Muafakat Nasional pact to continue.
Hadi reminded the people to choose leaders who could run the nation according to Islamic principles.
“Don’t choose a government which just throws money around and makes various promises. Make the right choice,” he added.