Thursday, March 10, 2016

PAS to form new opposition bloc with multiracial party on March 16

 PAS will set up a new opposition bloc with a multiracial party on March 16, said its secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan. 

He told reporters in Parliament Thursday that the Islamist party would only be working with those who have similar objectives.

The signing will be at the PAS headquarters in Kuala Lumpur.

According to Takiyuddin, PAS would not be working with Pakatan Harapan. 

Asked if Umno was involved, he said PAS would only work with the party on issues relating to Islam.

"Umno is definitely not with us. They are fighting among themselves about Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir,” he said.

He added that more parties including NGOs would be joining the new pact to allow them to stand on par with Pakatan Harapan.

"We are quite big now, with over one million members," said Takiyuddin, adding that the new opposition bloc would be a "third force".

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