PAS is remaining firm in its decision not to have political cooperation with Pakatan Harapan, its information chief Nasruddin Hassan said.
Nasruddin was responding to a question on jailed former opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim purportedly giving his blessings for PKR to hold such talks with PAS.
“We are consistent that we won’t have political cooperation with Harapan. It will be difficult to face the election with an inconsistent attitude.
“We have to be consistent so that the people will be clear on the party’s stand,” he told reporters in Kuala Lumpur this afternoon.
Nasruddin also described the meeting between PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang as nothing more than a “normal visit,” following Hadi’s heart operation.
“There has been no official discussion between PAS and PKR… If it involves politics or the election, we have the decision made by the PAS central leadership to sever ties with DAP, PKR and Harapan.
“It is up to them (PKR) how they want to interpret the meeting (between Wan Azizah and Hadi). As far as we are concerned, there is no (political) relationship,” he added.
Last week, the Harapan presidential council decided that there should be no negotiations with PAS and the coalition should prepare itself to face three-cornered fights in the forthcoming general election.