PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang today declared at the party’s last muktamar before the general election that it is prepared to take federal power with its Pakatan Rakyat allies.

“PAS is ready to accept the responsibility as a component of the federal government or state governments together with Pakatan Rakyat in the next general election.

“We believe with the support of the rakyat and the PAS membership comprising of various areas of expertise along with technocrats that can work with a PAS and Pakatan Rakyat government, we are ready to fulfill a greater responsibility,” he said.
NONEAbdul Hadi (left) added during his keynote speech at the 58th national PAS muktamar at the Pusat Islam Tarbiyah Kelantan in Kota Baru this morning that the party will continue to focus on common ground in upholding tahaluf siyasi (political consensus) with Pakatan Rakyat.

“PAS conducts tahaluf siyasi with an understanding that Pakatan Rakyat upholds the concept of commonality and not focus on differences,” he said.

He added that the party will uphold the coalition’s common policy framework under the banner of Buku Jingga.

“Other than pushing together with Pakatan Rakyat as outlined in the Buku Jingga, PAS would also like to expand its commitment to rectify the damage that has been inflicted on the nation if it is given the chance to hold Putrajaya,” he said.

NONEHe said that the coalition will unveil a specific manifesto at an appropriate time.

However, he reminded the 1,116 delegates present that even with this tahaluf siyasi with Pakatan Rakyat, they must abide by PAS’ constitution.

“This tahaluf siyasi should not make us lose sight of PAS members’ understanding towards the concept of Fiqh al-Taat (loyalty) to the party,” he said.

Striking a conciliatory tone, Abdul Hadi said PAS will not seek vengeance if it captures federal power.

“PAS’ commitment gives a guarantee that all levels of state and federal machinery will not be oppressed or taken revenge upon because they will execute the policies of the government of the day elected by the people,” he said.