“Our beef is with PH, not UMNO,” says PAS veep

PAS vice-president Datuk Seri Idris Ahmad said the Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition’s beef is and always has been with Pakatan Harapan (PH) and not UMNO.

As such, the Bagan Serai MP said PN is open to reviving its political alliance with UMNO in the future, The Vibes reported.

“UMNO is not dangerous. Our enemy is PH, not UMNO. We are confident of bringing UMNO into the fold in post-election negotiations,” Idris was quoted as saying by the news portal.

“UMNO now is on the verge of ruin, no thanks to it having (Datuk Seri) Ahmad Zahid Hamidi as its president.”

Idris said this to an audience of 6,000 at the launch of PN’s state election machinery for Negri Sembilan in Sikamat last night.

According to Idris, UMNO should bot blame Bersatu for its defeat in the previous general election (GE15), adding that had UMNO done a deal with PN, the coalition would have “saved them from being in the opposition” and included them in the subsequent government that will be formed.

He further noted that the seat negotiations for GE15 between Bersatu and UMNO were fair but the latter had felt that it could win more seats.

Idris added that this had led to the collapse of Muafakat Nasional, the coalition formed by PAS and UMNO in the aftermath of GE14.

“Unfortunately, after the elections, they chose DAP. They didn’t come to us,” Idris was reported as saying. – July 10, 2023


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