Azmin tight-lipped on Selangor-PAS relationship, says talks ongoing


(Malay Mail Online) – Selangor Mentri Besar Azmin Ali refused today to divulge any details on developments in the state regarding his administration’s relationship with PAS, after the party’s Ulama wing suggested for ties to be formally severed.

“Let them discuss it,” he told reporters after the launch of the Top Glove Tower in Setia Alam.

Azmin continued to try to dodge reporters but later responded briefly when pressed further on whether PKR would maintain its ties with PAS.

“We will definitely continue with our discussions. The president has said so many times,” he said.

PAS’ Ulama chief Datuk Dr Mahfodz Mohamed had on Tuesday said that PAS would be discussing pulling out of the Selangor state government following the formation of Pakatan Harapan and PAS cutting ties with the DAP.

PAS vice-president Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah had previously also said that the party would not be joining the new coalition as it would not work together with DAP and Parti Amanah Negara, which is formed by former PAS members.

Azmin had previously responded to the issue of the uncertainty of PAS members in the Selangor exco, saying that the formation of Pakatan Harapan would not affect the state administration.