Pakatan Harapan (PH) is not a threat to PAS, says party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.
Following the recent signing of a pact by PH, Abdul Hadi said PAS was not intimidated by it, claiming that the Islamist party had grown stronger over the years, according to a report by The Star Online today.
“PAS is the most experienced party in Malaysia and has only grown stronger since it has been in existence during pre-independence days.
“But Pakatan isn’t new and this goes to ‘all sorts’ of Pakatan over the last 60 years.
“Some have collapsed and died out, some have collapsed and never got up, unlike us. We have grown stronger by the day,” he said in a press conference after the launching of the Selangor election machinery, as quoted by the report.
It was also reported that Hadi was not intimidated by its splinter party Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) claiming it had faced bigger opponents in the past.
“We have faced far larger political parties in the past, including parties which have had the support of the Federal Government, like that of the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Front (Berjasa) and Muslim People’s Party of Malaysia (Hamim),” he said according to the report.
It was reported that the new pact comprising PKR, DAP and Amanah had tabled an agreement yesterday which included a ”collective decision” and how the coalition would work as one unit.
It was also reported that PAS had clarified earlier that they would not join the new pact but would maintain political cooperation with PKR.