Umno, PAS to cooperate in Selangor, says Noh Omar

(FMT) – Umno and PAS are ready to cooperate in Selangor in line with their partnership under Muafakat Nasional (MN).

Selangor Umno chief Noh Omar said the party and PAS had decided to firm up its cooperation ahead of the next general election (GE15).

“We decided to cooperate in Selangor, not through Perikatan Nasional (PN) but through MN.

“Recently, I had a meeting with Dr Ahmad Yunus Hairi on contesting together as the opposition in Selangor,” he was quoted as saying by Kosmo, referring to the Selangor PAS chief.

He said that both parties remained secure under their MN “tent” in light of other parties pushing for a “big tent” approach.

The “big tent” is a term used to describe the move to unite all opposition parties against Barisan Nasional (BN) in GE15.

Under the “big tent” approach, some Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders, including PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution and Amanah deputy president Salahuddin Ayub, have called for the coalition to be open to discussions with any party ahead of GE15.

Noh said Umno and PAS leaders in Selangor had agreed to cooperate to avoid a three-cornered contest with PH.