PAS firmly disagrees if DAP becomes part of govt, says Tuan Ibrahim.
PAS deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man maintained that his party is steadfast in not accepting DAP into the government.
This was after Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin yesterday (Aug 13) made a slew of reform offers to the opposition in exchange for their support.
“PAS firmly disagrees if DAP becomes part of the government,” he told Malaysiakini.
Tuan Ibrahim (below) was asked about the Islamist party’s position on Muhyiddin seeking cooperation with the opposition including DAP, with which it has strained relations.
For now, Muhyiddin’s offer appears to be more of a confidence and supply arrangement where MPs will support his government in exchange for legislative concessions.
No ministerial positions have been offered yet.
Asked if PAS agreed with some of the offers being made by Muhyiddin, Tuan Ibrahim said his party saw it as a way for the government to continue dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The offer is for all parties… It is a way out for us in facing the challenges posed by Covid-19 and the vaccination programme.
“The government’s priority is to resolve the vaccination and save a challenging situation where many people are affected,” he added.
Muhyiddin, in an attempt to rebuild his collapsed majority after 15 Umno MPs withdrew their support for him, had offered various reforms in exchange for the support of opposition MPs.
His offers included equal funding for opposition MPs and reforms that have long been lobbied for by the opposition, such as a term limit for the prime minister, anti-hopping laws, and a more inclusive composition of parliamentary select committees.
By : HARIZ MOHD – MALAYSIAKINI