KUALA LUMPUR,Mar 27: Umno Youth chief Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki has told PAS, its fellow party in Muafakat Nasional (MN), not to allow a “third party” to break the alliance, in an apparent dig at PPBM.

In launching the youth wing’s assembly, which was also attended by PAS Youth chief Khairil Nizam Khiruddin, Asyraf described MN as a “most beautiful dream” fantasised by many for years.

“To PAS, our comrades and friends in MN, hold fast to our ties in MN. Don’t let it break or be broken by a third party because we don’t know when an opportunity like this will come again,” he said at PWTC here today.

He urged the leadership of both parties in MN to cooperate and negotiate without resorting to any tricks, calling for sincerity and honesty in its alliance.

“Who would have thought that the two biggest Malay-Muslim parties, who had been enemies for 40 years, would jointly seal the agenda to unite the ummah here at PWTC (about two years ago) under the MN charter?

“But who would have thought that, even before our tears had dried, our new love that had just bloomed would have to be shared with a third party?

“With a heavy heart, we conceded with our friend’s choice,” he said, referring to PAS’ decision to be a part of the Perikatan Nasional coalition.

Citing party deputy president Mohamad Hasan’s speech earlier, Asyraf said Umno needed to differentiate between the party’s real friends and enemies.

PAS has yet to decide on breaking ties with either PPBM (under PN) or Umno (under MN), saying instead that it would continue to strengthen its relationship with Umno while reinforcing PN.


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