Muafakat Nasional not yet dead in the water, say analysts


Raevathi Supramaniam

An imminent change of Umno leadership in the next party polls will bode well for the Muafakat Nasional pact, analysts say, as the current president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi does not have a good relationship with PAS' Abdul Hadi Awang. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 18, 2021.

THE Muafakat Nasional (MN) alliance may have taken a hit with PAS choosing to side with Bersatu instead of its partner Umno for now, but it is far from dead, analysts said.

Though the relationship between the two parties was cool at the moment, some analysts said they could yet work together in the general election. Others, however, said the partnership was dead in the water or that the two parties would cooperate only in certain constituencies at the polls.


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