KUALA LUMPUR – November 8, 2016: PAS has made clear that the party will not join any coalition which does not benefit Islamic.
This is the explanation from the party’s spiritual leader Hashim Jasin, based it on its previous unfavourable pacts since the mid-80s.
“Especially after 2008,” Hashim stressed in a statement today.
He was referring to the 2008 general election, when PAS, PKR and DAP formed the now-defunct Pakatan Rakyat pact.
“PAS is of the view that if it needs to form a pact, Islam should be the leading cause,” stated Hashim.
Staying true to it’s position, Hashim has unveiled the name of its latest pact, Gagasan Sejahtera, comprising PAS, Parti Ikatan Bangsa Malaysia and Berjasa.
Pakatan Rakyat was officially dissolved in July last year following a fallout between PAS and DAP, when the former passed a non-debatable motion of at its annual assembly.
The parties had been needling at each other since early last year over the insistence of PAS in tabling the controversial syariah empowerment bill widely referred to as the hudud bill.