KUALA LUMPUR – PAS will not negotiate with DAP in the bid to create one-to-one contest against Barisan Nasional (BN) at the 14th general election, said its Youth chief Nik Muhammad Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz.
“We have answered this question before. There will be no negotiation with DAP,” he told reporters when met at the Parliament lobby here today.
He also claimed that PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang’s statement that the party was open to joining opposition parties to topple BN, had been exaggerated.
Yesterday, Abdul Hadi was reported as saying that PAS had no problem to cooperate with any parties in the opposition bloc, including DAP, to ensure straight fights against BN in the next general election, but DAP should keep their noses out of PAS’ internal affairs.
Prior to this, the party’s Spiritual Leader Hashim Jasin was reported as saying that the party had agreed to the concept of one-to-one contest against BN.
At a separate press conference earlier, DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang questioned PAS’ intentions of wanting to mend fences with the opposition for seat negotiations.
Lim said the party had always open its door to work together with all parties to ensure straight fights in the upcoming general elections. – BERNAMA