PKR says it will continue talking to PAS, Amanah on new coalition pact


(The Malaysian Insider) – Despite PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang declaring that PAS will not work with the newly formed Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) which comprises former PAS members, PKR insisted it will continue talks with both parties to form a new opposition coalition.

PKR deputy president Azmin Ali said that the party will consistently offer to undertake discussions so that a cooperation can be formed between all the opposition parties.

“It’s okay… we will continue to invite them to discuss and there is nothing to be lost if PKR heads the negotiations so that harmony can prevail at the end of the day,” Azmin, who is also Selangor mentri besar, said after a ceremony handing over cows for slaughter in Shah Alam today.

Earlier today, Hadi categorically stated that PAS will not work in the same pact with Amanah, which is led by his former party deputy Mohamad Sabu, calling them “traitors”.

DAP has also insisted that any new opposition coalition should not include PAS, after events since the 13th general election two years ago resulted in a strain on the two parties’ relationship.