It's official: Umno and PAS have formalised ties [FULL PC]

Published on 5 Mar 2019 8:13:25 PM

Umno and PAS have formally announced their political collaboration. 

Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan said that the two parties are "married" and will work on a political platform without any conditions, especially in by-elections, for the interests of uniting the Muslims and Malays. 

He said there will be a main committee and an opposition caucus in Parliament, but the parties will not be forming a coalition. 

Mohamad Hasan said this after a three-hour meeting on Tuesday between top Umno and PAS leaders at the Umno headquarters to work out the formation of a technical committee for the collaboration. 

Among those present were Umno supreme council members Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican, Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir, Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail, vice-president Datuk Seri Khaled Nordin, secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa, Wanita chief Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad and Youth chief Datuk Seri Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki.

There were seven top PAS leaders including deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, vice-president Idris Ahmad, secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan and Muslimat chief Nuridah Mohd Salleh. 

Tuan Ibrahim said that the meetings of the new committee will be alternated between Umno and PAS headquarters. 

This was the first formal talks between the two parties.