On the collaboration between PAS, PKR and DAP, he said: “We didn’t talk about their cooperation with others.” Asked when actual discussions were going to take place, Abdullah said the meetings he held were serious. “It is not a game.“ On Nik Aziz’s proposal that there should be a third party at the discussions, the Prime Minister said: “At this stage, I have not considered whether there is a need for a third party or not.”
Yesterday, when told what Abdullah had said, Nik Aziz changed his stand about the dialogue with Umno, saying he was open to it. Nevertheless, he insisted that a third party needed to be present during the dialogue. Nik Aziz said he was unaware of any informal discussions taking place between PAS leaders and Abdullah.
Umno supreme council member Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal said the muzakarah (dialogue) was good to unite the people. “As the minister in charge of unity, I encourage such discussions as they will benefit the people when there is unity regardless of political ideology,” said Shafie, who is the Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage Minister.
Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said Abdullah should act as the Prime Minister of Malaysia by taking into consideration the interest of all Malaysians instead of just one race. In Ipoh after opening the Taman Tasek Damai DAP branch at Kampung Tawas in Ipoh, DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang said the party was not aware of what was going on in the Umno-PAS talks.
DAP chairman Karpal Singh said any discussions between Umno and PAS need to be endorsed by Pakatan Rakyat. “I think a matter like this has far-reaching consequences and should be agreed upon first,” he said, adding that the matter was never brought before Pakatan Rakyat.
Bukankah ini merupakan perbincangan tertutup antara PAS dan UMNO jadi mengapa diajukan pula pandangan dari parti DAP? Walaupun mereka bersama di dalam satu parti yang digelar Pakatan Rakyat, tetapi apakah bukti yang wujudnya hubungan akrab di antara mereka? Bendera parti pun tak mampu nak 'design' inikan pula mahu berhujah dan memberi pandangan tentang perbincangan atau muzakarah antara parti sesama Islam. Apa hak mereka untuk mencampuri dan memberi komen tentang ini.
Ini soal agama dan soal kita orang Melayu, bukannya ada kena mengena dengan bangsa lain, jadi kenapa mereka perlu nak 'busy-body' menjaga tepi kain kita. Siapakah yang mempertikaikan Ketuanan Melayu, siapa yang menekan dan mempersenda Islam yang merupakan agama rasmi kita? Jawablah siapa.....! Jadi perlukah PAS ikut telunjuk mereka demi memartabatkan bangsa kita dan juga agama keagungan kita...perlukah kita ikut semua ini...perlukah!