The opposition would become even stronger if PKR and Parti Pribumi Bersatu (Bersatu) leave the Pakatan Harapan coalition to join a third bloc, claimed PAS.
Its vice president Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah reportedly said such a scenario would give the opposition a better chance of defeating BN in the 14th general election.
“If the two parties are with the third bloc (Gagasan Sejahtera) headed by PAS, the opposition’s strength would increase by several folds compared to Pakatan Harapan.
“I would prefer if any opposition party except DAP and Amanah to be more serious in forming relations with Gagasan Sejahtera that also has Parti Ikatan Bangsa Malaysia (Ikatan), NGOs, and other minor parties,” Sinar Harian quoted him as saying.
The Harapan coalition currently comprises PKR, DAP and Amanah, while the newly formed Bersatu has an electoral pact with the coalition.
Bersatu is also working on a similar pact with PAS.
When asked about progress on the proposed agreement between Bersatu and PAS, Nik Amar was reported saying there is yet to be a decision.
“We have not yet made an official decision. The meetings prior to this are more on discussions to give views and suggestions, so the decision to cooperate or not would be evaluated by the PAS central working committee and the brought to the syura council.
“Everyone would like there to be cooperation, but we have our own considerations and cannot just follow people’s whims, because if we do, there are people who want PAS to join Harapan and mend ties with DAP.
“But we have a stand to take,” he was reported saying.