PAS has proposed that its splinter party, Amanah, merge with DAP in order to solve the opposition conundrum over seat allocations in the next general election.
PAS vice-president Iskandar Samad said this is because Amanah’s presence has disrupted the national political scene, and as such, past proposals for it to merge with another party are spot on.
“But it shouldn’t merge with PKR as suggested. I propose that Amanah merge with DAP, as it is seen to be closer to DAP.
“If this happens, Amanah leaders can be allocated DAP’s safe seats and this can solve many problems,” Iskandar said in a statement today.
The Selangor PAS commissioner said this when dismissing a warning from Amanah deputy president Salahuddin Ayub that third bloc parties are acting as ‘BN proxies.’
The opposition is currently in a quandary, as PAS has refused to cooperate with Pakatan Harapan due to the presence of Amanah and DAP.
This is despite urgings from PKR and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) for PAS to get on board, in efforts to ensure straight fights against BN in the next elections.
A survey by PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli’s Invoke has shown that Harapan-Bersatu and PAS combined would have more support than BN.
However, the survey also showed that if votes are split in three-cornered fights, then BN will have the majority.
Iskandar said PAS should not be blamed if three-cornered fights occur.
“When three-cornered fights happen because Harapan parties are entering constituencies won or contested by PAS in the past election, it is not fair to blame PAS.
“It doesn’t make sense for PAS to be in the wrong when other parties come to disturb PAS seats,” he said.
Iskandar also argued that two opposition pacts would be better than one.
“If there are two opposition pacts, more BN corruption will be exposed.
“This will definitely not strengthen BN, but will weaken it,” he said.