Tok Mat: Umno may as well close shop in Kelantan, Terengganu, Kedah if PAS stakes claim to them
PAS can say whatever it wants during its muktamar, or annual congress, but any negotiations on seats for elections must be done with other Muafakat Nasional (MN) partners, Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan said.
(MMO) – Speaking to Malay daily Utusan Malaysia, the politician also called Tok Mat, said sarcastically that Umno may as well dissolve its chapters and divisions in Kelantan, Terengganu and Kedah if PAS wishes to exclusively hold to those three states rather than negotiating with its allies.
“It’s not fair if we just surrender the three states to PAS. If that’s the case then we might as well dissolve Umno in those states.
“Regarding this matter we may swap Umno seats in other areas with PAS seats on those states. Nevertheless, discussions have not reached that stage and we will do so in MN,” Mohamad was quoted saying in Utusan Malaysia.
“I understand that is what they have requested, and it’s not wrong. But in the end there will be a committee from each party that will negotiate and decide on it,” he added, referring to the seats.
PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang reportedly told party delegates during its muktamar recently that the Islamist party wish to “dominate” the seats in those three states.