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Abdul Hadi right was said Pas would not rush into joining any future coalition with Tun Dr Mahathir and Pakatan Harapan

Pas won’t rush into Mahathir-Pakatan alliance, says Hadi

Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang said the party would not rush into joining any future coalition with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Pakatan Harapan, but is ready to discuss any such cooperation.

“Pas has its own political committee, central committee and Shura Council. The central committee will look at it in general, the political committee evaluates the strategic aspects, and the Shura Council will look at from the Islamic viewpoint,” Hadi told reporters after his weekly Friday morning lecture in Rusila, Terengganu, today.

The Marang MP however said PAS was committed to its political alliance with Ikatan, the new party formed by Tan Sri Abdul Kadir Sheikh Fadzir.

Yesterday, top leaders from Pakatan Harapan and former Umno leaders sacked from the party had a discussion with Dr Mahathir in Putrajaya.

It was agreed that Dr Mahathir would form a new political party, with the aim of working closely with PKR, DAP and Amanah at the next general election.

The meeting came two days after Pas deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man made a rare plea for opposition parties to observe a “ceasefire” and train their guns at Barisan Nasional.

Commenting on the call, Hadi said it was to ensure other opposition parties do not attack Pas.

“The call is made so that Pas is not attacked. We have not attacked others, but others attack us. Who have we attacked?

“The ceasefire must be mutual,” he added.

Prior to this, several PAS leaders played down Tuan Ibrahim’s call, saying it was not Pas’s official stand.

Pas secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan said the party would meet this Sunday to discuss the suggestion, but said any official stand must only come from Hadi.