KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang are expected to meet up next week following the ‘olive branch’ extended to the latter by the Umno president.
Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Dr Puad Zarkashi said when interviewed by BernamaTV last night said that the two leaders would meet at a function organised by Al-Azhar Alumni.
He said Najib would launch the function while Abdul Hadi would deliver a keynote address.
“What is important at the initial stage is for us to see how both parties can cooperate in issues relating to religious propagation, deviant teachings, liberalism and so on,” he said here.
Puad described the meeting between the two leaders as a positive development for both parties.
Najib, while delivering his presidential address at the Umno General Assembly 2015 yesterday hinted at cooperation between Umno and PAS in nation building according to Islamic law, following the ouster of PAS by its allies in the opposition.
Puad said delegates debating the president’s speech were also supportive of Najib’s gesture, that PAS should no longer be regarded as Umno’s political enemy.
Abdul Hadi’s earlier statement also showed that the party was ready to rekindle its relations with Umno,” he said.--BERNAMA