PAS: Better to work with your enemy than an ex-friend


(The Star) – PAS has told Parti Amanah Negara to “mind its own business”.

This followed after Amanah’s communications director Abdul Khalid Samad told PAS to make their stand clear on whether the Islamist party wanted to work with Barisan National or topple it.

“What happens in our party is our business. You handle your party and we will handle ours,” said PAS secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan.

He also ruled out working with Amanah, adding that it would be better for PAS to “stand alone” rather than joining its splinter party.

“We will go our own way. It is better to cooperate with our enemy than with our ex-friend.

“Your ex-friend knows all your secrets.

“If we have to stand alone, we will stand alone. But it doesn’t mean that we won’t have a partner … we may have a new partner. Siapa? (Who?) Just wait and see,” he said at Parliament lobby on Thursday.

“If it’s not a party, maybe an individual,” he added.

On Barisan, Takiyuddin said there was no political pact with them, adding that PAS was open to cooperating with any individual or party if it was for the good of the people.

“We remain as Opposition. We will work together with all parties including the Federal Government and DAP, for the good of things,” he said.

He, however, said this did not mean that PAS would join them in the next election.

“We will never work with Barisan in the next election. That is very clear. We remain as Opposition,” he said.