PAS has no interest in working with PKR despite the latter “begging” for cooperation, said the Islamist party’s ulama treasurer Khairuddin Aman Razali.
Thus Pakatan Harapan had “missed the train” when it announced that it would not work with PAS, Khairuddin said.
“The issue of political cooperation arose when PKR was seen as trying to beg for cooperation with PAS… but PAS has said from the offset that it was not interested,” he told Malaysiakini.
Harapan’s leadership council last night issued a statement saying it would not cooperate with PAS.
This followed rifts in PKR over whether the party should continue negotiations with the Islamist party.
Khairuddin, however, said PAS had never been interested in working with either Harapan or BN in the next elections.
He also had nothing good to say about the party’s former allies.
“Harapan parties are not loyal political friends. They stabbed us in the front and from the back when we were in Pakatan Rakyat,” Khairuddin said.
He added that PAS’ former allies had attacked it for its Islamic agenda, and even tried to take Kelantan away from the party.
“There’s no way PAS would work with such parties,” he said.
PKR’s political bureau today reaffirmed the Harapan leadership council’s decision that it would not pursue cooperation with PAS.