PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang said today an offer for his party to join the unity government was not made recently, but just after the general election in November.
“(An offer was made to join the government)… but just after the general election, not recently,” he told reporters when met at the Terengganu International Summit 2023 at Taman Tamadun Islam today.
Hadi said at the time, PAS was besieged with offers from various political alliances, but the party stuck to Perikatan Nasional, adding that the coalition had even opened its doors to other parties as well.
PAS leaders reportedly said “certain people” had contacted them for a meeting to discuss, among others, the possibility of PAS joining the unity government.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim denied the claims.
Umno president and Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi also said there was no such offer made. – Bernama, June 1, 2023.