PETALING JAYA,Oct 20: Umno and PAS have agreed to officially register Muafakat Nasional (MN) with the Registrar of Societies (RoS).
In a joint statement, the parties’ secretaries-general, Annuar Musa and Takiyuddin Hassan, said the leadership of MN is also committed to strengthening the unity and cooperation between Umno and PAS in preparation for the 15th general election.
“The leadership (of MN) have reached an important consensus. Umno and PAS have agreed to continue working towards greater unity,” Annuar said in a Twitter post in announcing the decision.
A much anticipated meeting between the Umno and PAS leadership last night was called off on the advice of the National Security Council (MKN), while another Umno Supreme Council meeting planned for today was also postponed.
Both meetings were expected to have centred on support for the Perikatan Nasional (PN) federal government. Last night’s meeting had also been expected to discuss PPBM’s membership in MN.
Last week, Umno secretary-general Ahmad Maslan said the party was deliberating a withdrawal from the PN government and was expected to present a list of demands to PN chairman Muhyiddin Yassin in writing after the now-postponed supreme council meeting.