BN’s Terengganu MB says willing to work with PAS, moots Hadi as state adviser
(MMO) – The Barisan Nasional (BN) Terengganu government has offered to work with political rival PAS on “administrative matters”, and has even proposed the Islamist opposition party’s president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang to be made state adviser.
Terengganu mentri besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman said he was open to such an idea since Abdul Hadi has publicly stated PAS is willing to work with BN, New Straits Times reported today.
“There is no problem. I had met Hadi before I became mentri besar and we had some discussions.
“He gave some positive views (concerning non-partisan cooperation and administration),” Ahmad Razid was quoted saying by the English-language daily.
Abdul Hadi had recently said that PAS would remain an opposition party but is willing to work with all parties including Umno and BN on issues of common interest.
“It reflects PAS’ willingness to open its doors to start collaborating with us,” Ahmad Razif was quoted further.