Nothing wrong with registering PN as a future option, says BN sec-gen

(FMT) – Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general Annuar Musa today said the coalition has no qualms about PAS being part of a pro tem committee with PPBM to officially register Perikatan Nasional (PN) as a coalition.

He said it was not wrong to register PN as a coalition as it could be an option for the future, adding that a coalition registration only needs two parties.

“Umno remains committed to BN and to strengthening Muafakat Nasional (MN) as a platform to unite the ummah and the Malays.

“The involvement of PAS and other parties in the pro tem committee to register PN is the party’s right and does not go against the memorandum of understanding or MN charter,” he said in a series of Twitter posts.

He maintained that Umno would not be part of PN but would continue to work with parties which share the same struggle.

PAS secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan yesterday confirmed that the party was part of the pro tem committee with PPBM, adding that he was unsure if BN would be joining the committee.

Takiyuddin also confirmed that his party had agreed to officially register PN.

Umno previously said it would not be joining PN, saying it wanted to strengthen MN, its political alliance with PAS.