KOTA BAHARU, Dec 24 – PAS said on Wednesday that it will only cooperate with UMNO especially in matters involving Islam but will not join Barisan Nasional. PAS Vice-President Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah said this was a longstanding stand and not something new. He said given the current political climate, there has been a lot of speculation about PAS cooperating with UMNO.
He said they are prepared to cooperate on issues touching on the interests of the masses. He told this to the reporters after attending a state exco meeting at the Kota Darul Naim Complex here. Talk of UMNO-PAS cooperation became rife after Prime Minister and UMNO President Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak extended the hand of friendship to PAS at the recent UMNO General Assembly.