PAS top leaders to meet on Saturday to discuss GE15 alliance

(FMT) – PAS’ top leadership will meet on Saturday to discuss the cooperation with its political allies and the dissolution of state legislative assemblies in the three states now under its rule.

Party vice-president Idris Ahmad said decisions made on those matters could likely be announced after the meeting in Kuala Lumpur.

The three states under PAS’ administration are Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu.

Prior to this, PAS secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan was reported to have said that states under PAS rule would not dissolve their respective legislative assemblies earlier than March 2023.

Asked which alliance PAS would choose for the 15th general election (GE15), Idris replied that the party wanted to work with both Perikatan Nasional (PN) and Umno.

“We want both sides,” Idris, who is also religious affairs minister, told reporters after the soft launch of the 62nd International Quran Recitation and Memorisation Competition 2022 here.

Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi recently said that PAS had to decide quickly on whether it wanted to cooperate with the party in GE15.