Pas sticks with PN, not joining federal government bloc

Pas deputy president Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man confirmed that his party would not be joining the unity government at the federal level.

“We are committed to strengthening the cooperation in PN to face any by-elections or elections in the future,” he said, last night.

“We will remain in the opposition bloc to provide checks and balances against the government,” he said, reported New Straits Times.

PN Ulama Council chief Datuk Ahmad Yahaya also echoed Tuan Ibrahim’s stand.

“No discussions have taken place. PAS and our partners in PN are focusing on contesting against Pakatan Harapan in the Sungai Bakap by-election at the moment.

“If we wanted to be friends (join the unity government), we would not be going against them (in the Sungai Bakap by-election),” he said.

The duo was responding to rumours of their party abandoning PN.

Government spokesman Fahmi Fadzil neither denied nor confirmed claims that Pas would be ditching PN to join the unity government at the federal government yesterday.