KUALA LUMPUR – PAS will be using its own party logo during the 15th General Election (GE15) although it is in the Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition.
According to PNBBC, the PAS Ulama Council Chief, Dr Nik Muhammad Zawawi Salleh said that the decision was reached in a meeting with the leadership of UMNO and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu).
“At this moment, we have decided to use our own logo due on our own reasons,” he said.
Meanwhile, Nik Zawawi projected that the GE15 will be held in March. He also said that PAS is ready in all aspects, including the seats distribution with UMNO based on their understanding in the Muafakat Nasional (MN).
The party also feels that GE15 should be held as soon as possible to resolve all crisis in the country.
“The distribution of seats between UMNO and PAS has been resolved. Now, only UMNO and Bersatu have some conflicts,” he said.
According to the Member of Parliament of Pasir Puteh, PAS and UMNO will neither not fight of the same seat at the Parliament nor the State Assembly (DUN).
“How can we fight when we already have a deal. We need to obey when the leadership has made the decision. The agreement is sealed. If they insist on contesting, they need to contest as an independent candidate,” he said.
In early September, the Secretary-General of BN, Tan Sri Annuar Musa announced that UMNO, PAS and Bersatu have decided to form a five-member committee to discuss about the distribution of seats for the coming General Election.
According to Annuar, it would be necessary to enable a one-to-one fight with the opposition or Pakatan Harapan (PH).
Nik Zawawi, who is also the Secretary-General of PAS Ulamak Syura Council said that PAS will also be presenting several new faces in GE15.
Elaborating on Bersatu and UMNO’s relationship, Nik Zawawi said that PAS will continue to play its role as the ‘middleman’ and ‘peacekeeper’ for the people and the Muslims.
“We need to be accepting in politics as our long-term target is for the Muslims. If PAS and UMNO alone can get simple majority, PAS, UMNO and Bersatu will get us two-thirds.
“Thus, it is important to become the middleman as it is our responsibility to the religion. Based on the responsibility on the principles and policy supported by PAS, we have no choice but to be the peacekeeper,” he explained. –MalaysiaGazette