PAS to discuss with PN on joining Anwar Ibrahim’s unity government

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KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia’s Islamist party Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) on Friday said it will discuss with all component parties of Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition on whether to accept the invitation by Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim to join his unity government.

Congratulating Datuk Seri Anwar’s on his appointment, PAS secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan said the party will analyse the views and readiness of voters on such a collaboration, after they backed the party and PN in the Nov 19 polls which resulted in a hung parliament

“On the prime minister’s offer for PN to join the unity government under his leadership, we would like to thank him for the invitation. Pas appreciates the offer,” the former law minister said on Friday.

Datuk Seri Takiyuddin also said that PAS is grateful that the crisis surrounding the national leadership after GE15 has been resolved harmoniously and peacefully, and that it accepts the decision.

“We respect and congratulate the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King) on his decision and the powers provided under the law, especially in the matter of the appointment of the Prime Minister based on the Federal Constitution,” he said.

Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman Anwar Ibrahim, 75, was sworn in as Malaysia’s 10th prime minister on Thursday, ending a 24-year wait to lead the country

Mr Anwar has set Dec 19 for Parliament to convene, with a vote of confidence being the first order of business.

This comes after PN chief Muhyiddin Yassin disputed the King Sultan Abdullah Ahmad Shah’s decision to appoint Mr Anwar as ...

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