ALOR SETAR (Bernama) – Pakatan Harapan (PH) is open to the idea of PAS joining the coalition for the unification of Muslims in the country, said Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) Deputy President Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahathir.
He said any effort to unite the ummah is a good move, though it was hoped that PAS would not impose various stringent conditions that would sideline other races.
“We are always open, but we have to be tolerant, can’t say that we want to unite the Muslims while eliminating other races,” said the Kedah Chief Minister after closing the state-level Maqasid Syariah programme yesterday.
On Friday, Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) vice-president Datuk Husam Musa invited PAS to consider the offer to join PH if they did not want their struggles for over 60 years to overthrow the UMNO government to be in vain.
He was reported to have said that if PAS joined PH now, they could become part of the government
Meanwhile, Mukhriz said Bersatu was also focussing more on the involvement of UMNO members in PH to strengthen the existing government as well as to increase the number of Malay Muslims MPs in the Dewan Rakyat.
“We have to show kindness and set aside differences, I think it is for the benefit of everyone,” he said.
Mukhriz said the Maqasid Syariah’s message and approach integrated with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the United Nations (UN) were in line with the values of all people, irrespective of religion, race or nation.
“This is because the essence of the inclusive and dynamic elements of the Shariah Maqasid are in harmony with human nature, not only for Muslims, but for everyone.
“Today, Kedah implements the Maqasid Syariah agenda as the information and enlightenment on the new government administration’s direction that incorporated the value of Rahmatan Lil’ Alamin and Maqasid Syariah,” he said.
On behalf of the Kedah government, he welcomed the government’s new policy and was committed to cooperating to achieve the great goal.