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Pakatan Harapan Still Reviewing Muda’s Application, Says Anwar

Pakatan Harapan Still Reviewing Muda’s Application, Says Anwar

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim urged political parties to stop using the ‘infidel narrative’ as it is un-Islamic.

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Pakatan Harapan (PH) is still in discussions to finalize the distribution of seats for the 15th General Election (GE15).

Its chairman, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, said negotiations are still ongoing.

He added that Democratic Alliance (Muda)’s application to join the coalition is still being considered.

Previously, PH had set up a committee regarding Muda’s wish to join them.

PH vice president Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub said the negotiation was a step to engage with Muda.

In addition, PH is seeking to clarify the conditions for parties that wish to join PH

The president of Muda, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, was previously reported as saying that the party agreed to join PH as one of the component parties in the coalition to face GE15.

Muda said it is open to formal discussions with the PH Presidential Council, with the coalition aiming to resolve the seat negotiation issue by 30 September.

Anwar made the comments after attending the Sanawi Muktamar and the Islamic Cosmopolitan International Conference organized by the Malaysian Islamic Youth (ABIM) today (17 September).

 PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (centre) at the ABIM Annual General Meeting in Bangi. (Pix: ABIM)
ABIM leaders and guests at the ABIM Annual General Meeting in Bangi. (Pix: ABIM)
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim greets ABIM vice-president Ahmad Fahmi Mohd Samsudin (right) at the ABIM Annual General Meeting. (Pix: Malaysia Gazette)

Stop The ‘Infidel’ Narrative

At the same time, Anwar said he rejected the ‘destructive narrative’ of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s ‘infidel’ behaviour.

I do not agree with PAS leaders in offending infidels, and I do not agree with Tun Dr Mahathir in calling others infidels. Such conduct is not Islamic tradition and should not be defended.

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on paganizing others, saying it is not an Islamic tradition and should not be allowed.
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim stressed that paganizing others is not an Islamic tradition and should not be defended. (Pix: Sin Chew)

The Port Dickson MP also questioned why the Religious Affairs Bureau and the Department of Religious Affairs did not come out to condemn such acts.

Dr Mahathir, who is Parti Pejuang Tanah Air (PEJUANG) chairman, had claimed that PAS is now an infidel party.

The Langkawi MP used the derogatory term on PAS for collaborating with UMNO and non-Muslim parties to gain positions.

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