Monday, March 25

Najib given green light to negotiate Umno-PAS electoral pact – report


Annuar Musa

KUCHING: Umno has given its president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak the mandate to negotiate a pact with PAS, reported The Star today.

Umno Information Chief Tan Sri Annuar Musa reportedly said at a “Anda Tanya Kita Jawab” (You Ask We Reply) dialogue session with three university student leaders in Kuala Lumpur yesterday that the pact would be the first time the idea of an alliance between the two parties surfaced.

“Everything seems to be positive now and we are still with the idea. Since the general election is still a long way away, we are still taking it step by step.

“I am sure it will come to fruition if such a pact is supported by many Malays who are concerned about Malay unity,” Annuar said.

Last week, Bernama reported Annuar as saying although the ideology and ways of Umno and PAS are different, the parties had the same DNA and goal, which is to champion Islam and the Malays.

“Since PAS is from the same DNA, I believe there is a meeting point.

“No matter where the parties go, they will not run parallel…there will be a meeting point. This is something we can celebrate,” he said.