Talks needed between Pakatan Harapan and PAS, says Azmin

May 1, 2017

PKR deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali said a discussion needs to be held between Pakatan Harapan and PAS to overcome current disputes before the coming general election, reported The Star Online.

Azmin was reported as saying that any dispute between PAS and other opposition parties within Pakatan, including DAP, could be settled through discussion and consultation.

“We have to sit down, talk and discuss. I believe this has been a method or mechanism that we’ve been using for many years,” he was reported as telling reporters after attending the Perak PKR convention yesterday.

“There have been many issues in the past that were sensitive, which we managed to resolve through discussion and consultation. We understand the sensitivity but we must look at the bigger picture.

“Our biggest enemies are Barisan Nasional and Umno. We are trying to carry out a major reform in the general election to ensure we can work together as a coalition achieve our target of defeating them.”

Pakatan, he added believed the Islamist party had a role to play in the election adding that the formula of a straight fight general election between an opposition party candidate and a Barisan should be maintained in the coming general election.

“It’s not going to be easy but as political party leaders, we need to have humility to accept differences and views of others. The bottom line is to have a consensus to work against Barisan and Umno,” he added.

He also called for unity between PAS and the Pakatan parties in view of the election.

“Hopefully, DAP, Amanah, Bersatu and also PAS can work together. Like husband and wife, we can have our differences but let us not destroy our house,” he added.