Parti Amanah Negara has urged Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) and PAS to formalise their proposed pact as soon as possible.
Amanah deputy president Salahuddin Ayub said the agreement between Bersatu and PAS to form a technical committee to finalise the framework for the cooperation was a “good move”.
“There is no time to lose. Go ahead with the actual agreement. We must agree before the general election,” he told Malaysiakini when contacted.
Amanah had previously urged the opposition to set a cut-off time for courting PAS to its side as it could hurt their electoral chances if seat talks are not finalised well ahead of the general election.
Salahuddin said Amanah, a splinter party of PAS, had kept its doors open for negotiations since the first day.
“Unfortunately, PAS had always rejected our offers for negotiations,” he said.
Salahuddin said the electorate wants to see a strong coalition comprising opposition parties.
“We will always welcome any parties wanting to fight BN for the people,” he said.
Bersatu should share details
Bersatu president Muhyiddin Yassin today hailed the preliminary agreement as a step towards a united opposition.
PAS had consistently snubbed Pakatan Harapan as it does not want any ties with DAP and Amanah. However, PAS was willing to hold talks with PKR.
However, Bersatu which has formed a pact with Harapan, is attempting to bring PAS into the fold.
Amanah secretary-general Mohd Anuar Tahir said he hoped Bersatu will report back on what transpired in its discussions with PAS.
Mohd Anuar pointed out that the agreement between Harapan and Bersatu required for any formal discussions with any non-allied parties to be disclosed.
“Amanah hopes Bersatu will immediately report to the three Harapan parties on the decision achieved with PAS,” he said.
PAS research centre director Mohd Zuhdi Marzuki had cautioned that the agreement with Bersatu would still be subject to the approval of the PAS central committee and Syura Council.
Source : @ Malaysiakini