Bung advises caution over Umno-PAS cooperation

 In Peninsula, you can choose. You want to go with PAS or Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM), it’s up to you. In Sabah, we determine. We decide ourselves”

(MMO) – Sabah Umno chairman Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin has cautioned PAS and Umno to tread carefully after both parties started campaigning for one another in several by-elections.

While he himself welcomed any partnership with his party, Bung admitted to being wary of PAS and said there was a need to have some limitations, given the parties’ years of enmity.

“So, with Umno and PAS, we have to be careful. Both parties have to be careful because both of them have been enemies for many years.

“It’s not easy to move these two parties on an easy platform. It needs communication and some limitations,” Bung told Malay Mail recently.

He said Umno should be selective when deciding what issues it wants to join hands with when it comes to collaborating with the Islamist party.

“We have to be cautious because, on the ground, Umno and PAS members have been fighting for so many years. So now not only is Umno defeated, but PAS and Umno are the Opposition, and each has their own politics.

“This is simply because we don’t want a situation where they don’t see eye to eye on a certain matter and then things explode,” he added.

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