MN in jeopardy as PAS and PPBM seal deal for GE15

(FMT) – PAS and PPBM have decided to continue to strengthen their collaboration in Perikatan Nasional (PN) and work together in the coming general election (GE15).

The decision was reached after a meeting between the parties’ presidents, Abdul Hadi Awang and Muhyiddin Yassin, yesterday.

The deal now raises questions over the PAS pact with Umno in Muafakat Nasional (MN) as Umno had wanted PAS to choose between MN and PN.

In a statement today, PPBM secretary-general Hamzah Zainudin and his PAS counterpart, Takiyuddin Hassan, said both parties were also rejecting any new political pact involving Pakatan Harapan and its allies.

They said the parties are committed to strengthening the unity of the ummah and will work with any party that supports the concept.

However, they will reject any attempt to dismantle their existing unity and to undermine the PN government.

Hamzah and Takiyuddin said PAS and PPBM, as the founding parties of PN, have decided to establish a committee at the central level to formulate specific strategies and directions to face GE15, including negotiations on seat distribution.

They said all decisions reached will be finalised at meetings of the PN component parties.

They also called on Malay voters to support them in GE15.