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Offer for PAS to join govt made just after GE15, says Hadi

The Islamic party president says the offer was not made recently.

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PAS President Abdul Hadi Awang.
PAS President Abdul Hadi Awang.

PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang claimed today that the offer for the party to join the coalition goverment was not made recently, but just after the 15th general election in November. 

"(An offer was made to join the government)… but just after the general election, not recently," he told reporters when met at the Terengganu International Summit 2023 at Taman Tamadun Islam in Kuala Terengganu today.

Hadi claimed that at that time, PAS was besieged with offers from various political alliances, but the party remained steadfast in sticking with Perikatan Nasional, adding that the coalition had even opened its doors to other parties as well. 

PAS leaders reportedly claimed recently that "certain individuals" had contacted them for a meeting to discuss, among others, the possibility of PAS joining the coalition government. 

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim denied such claims. 

Umno president and Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi also said that there was no such offer made.

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