PKR secretary-general Datuk Saifuddin Nasution’s statement that Pakatan Harapan did not need PAS is akin to one “afraid of its own reflection”, says the Islamist party’s secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan.
He said the statement by Saifuddin was full of worries and showed the latter’s own paranoia and panic.
“Saifuddin’s statement that Pakatan does not need PAS as an ally is a statement filled with worries, panic and pressure.
“It also shows that Pakatan is not stable and in a crisis among its own component parties.
“PAS has never thought of applying to join Pakatan, but will continue to strengthen our Muafakat Nasional cooperation with Umno/Barisan Nasional to face the 15th General Election.
“Thus, the statement by Parti Amanah Negara and PKR leaders against PAS is full of worries. We say, let Pakatan jump with its empty vessel, let it, let it,” said Takiyuddin in a statement.
He further said that as a constructive opposition, PAS and Umno would continue to check Pakatan.
In recent days, there have been talk of the possibility of PAS and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia working together.
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad brushed it off, saying that he would work with anyone for the good of the nation, even if it was the opposition.
On Tuesday, Saifuddin dismissed talk of an alliance between Pakatan and PAS as mere rumours.