PAS has gained from partnership with DAP, says Hadi

(Bernama) – PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang today reiterated that the party had gained a lot through its partnership with the DAP.

He said the co-operation with the DAP had helped PAS gain support from non-Malays which resulted in the party getting to administer two states in the federation.

“Through our close co-operation with the DAP, we also got to administer Perak (before the opposition pact lost the state to the Barisan Nasional (BN)). In fact, we also had gained when we were co-operating with the BN before we pulled out of the ruling coalition (at the Federal level) in 1978,” he told reporters after delivering a talk at Maahad Tahfiz Tok Jiring in Kampung Tok Jiring here. 

Yesterday, PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat had said PAS needed the DAP to secure support among non-Malays in the upcoming 13th general election. 

Asked to comment on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s statement yesterday that the opposition’s shadow Cabinet was just a ploy to confuse the people for political gain, Abdul Hadi said PAS did not need this (shadow Cabinet) to increase its political strength.