There will no muzakarah (dialogue) with Umno as the issue does not arise at all, PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang stressed today.
He said the issue re-surfaced when a journalist asked on May 13 why PAS was holding muzakarah with a non-governmental organisations and not with Umno.
Hadi said the party was prepared for discussions with NGOs that claimed PAS had deviated from its Islamic policy.
"Hence the issue of muzakarah with Umno does not arise. It is an old issue... and Umno is using it for political gain in view of the coming general election. This is Umno's agenda.
"There is no muzakarah with Umno. And we will contest against it... Umno was not sincere in the discussions (before)," Hadi told a press conference at the PAS headquarters in Kuala Lumpur today.
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