Umno-PAS to back Dr Mahathir for a full term

Umno-PAS to back Dr Mahathir for a full term

PUCHONG: Umno-PAS alliance will support Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as premier until the end of Mahathir’s term.

This is due to the dominance of the non-Muslim leaders in Pakatan Harapan, said PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.

“Bersatu only has 11 seats and its position in the government is not strong. We acknowledge the matter, but what is Tun going to do? Surely he has his strengths.

“He defends many things, but the party seem to be isolated and that is why we have to take the same stance as Umno and defend Tun as the prime minister until the term ends,” he said in Harakah Daily.

Dr Mahathir made a comeback as the seventh prime minister on the basis that he would handover the premiership to PKR president once he revives the economy. No time was fixed.

Hadi added that while Bumiputera Muslim unity was vital, the rights of the non-Muslims also will be taken cared.

The PAS leader said that his party was willing to cooperate with “non – extreme” non-Muslim parties such as the BN coalition partners, PBS and and Gabungan Parti Sarawak

“Those we can accept. This is the mixture that we should have for Malaysia, this cooperation, and it should be considered,” he added.

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