KOTA BAHARU: PAS said today that it will only cooperate with UMNO especially in matters involving Islam but will not join Barisan Nasional.
PAS Vice-President Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah said this was a longstanding stand and not something new.
“Given the current political climate, there has been a lot of speculation about PAS cooperating with UMNO … We are prepared to cooperate on issues touching on the interests of the masses,” he told reporters after attending a state exco meeting at the Kota Darul Naim Complex here.
Talk of UMNO-PAS cooperation became rife after Prime Minister and UMNO President Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak extended the hand of friendship to PAS at the recent UMNO General Assembly. – BERNAMA