Umno-PAS pact will further divide nation, warn observers

Mustafa K. Anuar

Umno secretary-general Annuar Musa (third from left) and his PAS counterpart, Takiyuddin Hassan (fourth from left), at a joint press conference at the Umno headquarters in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. The parties are set to formalise their alliance tomorrow. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Hasnoor Hussain, September 13, 2019.

THE Umno-PAS alliance to be officially forged tomorrow is bound to further polarise multiethnic Malaysia, said political observers.

They also said the country will be dragged down by ethno-religious politics, diverting it away from the important agenda of nation-building, as well as social and institutional reform.

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  • This so-called alliance of two extremists has less to do with race or religion than the greed for political power. This in essence is prostitution of their disparate ideologies and principles in order to to ensure their place in Putrajaya. Their strategy is predicated one the belief that the average Malay is so foolish that he/she cannot see the forest for the trees. Unfortunately they may be correct!

    Posted 2 years ago by Simple Sulaiman

    • UMNO AND PAS target : increase ethnic and religious tensions.

      Posted 2 years ago by Tam Yan Cheng

  • As a Muslim, I am all confused by this PAS/UMNO unity. A few years ago PAS was all out to introduce Islamic criminals laws with severe punishments, like chopping the hand for theft, into the government. Now, with all the UMNO leaders' corruption cases going on, PAS is willing to pretend that this is nothing wrong. This truly beats logic.

    Posted 2 years ago by Citizen Pencen

    • UMNO and PAS disservice to Islam.

      Posted 2 years ago by Tam Yan Cheng

  • The right way to be back to Putrajaya is to be a good and efficient opposition which checks and balances the current government on policies and their implementations.

    These crooks would rather take a crooked shortcut to gain power. By doing so, the intent is clearly an evil one.

    Posted 2 years ago by Tanahair Ku

  • Future generations of Malaysians will view UMNO-PAS as the destroyer of a beautiful multi-racial multi-religious Malaysia.

    Posted 2 years ago by Sidney Karan

  • Before anyone support them they should ask them who willl be their designated PM.

    Posted 2 years ago by Elyse Gim