Pas urges political partners to be open, tolerant for stability


PARTI Islam Se-Malaysia (Pas) urges its political partners to remain open and tolerant with each others for the sake of nation’s stability.

Pas secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan said in a statement today that the party does not want to be involved in any political polemic.

“Pas does not want to be involved in any political polemic that brings the country to the brink of division which at the same time invites instability, threats to peace and the people’s economic,” Takiyuddin said.

“Pas is determined to strengthen the Muafakat Nasional (MN) as well as defend the Perikatan Nasional government,” he added. 

The statement was made amid several remarks from Umno leaders against Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin-led Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu).

Umno youth Datuk Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki had accused Bersatu of poaching the party members and reportedly welcomed any lawsuit to prove his claims.

It was also reported that Umno will not give way for Muhyiddin to contest in Pagoh for the 15th General Election (GE15). In addition, Penang Umno also announced that it will not co-operate with Bersatu for the GE15, sending signals that all is not well with their political partnership.

In response to these, Umno man Tan Sri Annuar Musa said that Umno, as a Malay-based party should not progress alone.

“We should not fantasise going alone, even if there are others who want to do so for I do not agree. It is not a winning formula. I also love the party but if my opinion is wrong, then I am wrong,” he said in a Bernama report.

Meanwhile, Takiyuddin said its partners should take lessons of the past events in order to ensure good governance in the country, stressing that only sincere unity will propel Malaysia’s progress further.

Read our previous report here:

Umno cannot progress alone: Annuar