Malaysia's opposition PAS offers olive branch to Muhyiddin

Former Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Muhyuddin Yassin speaks to the media on July 29 2015.
Former Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Muhyuddin Yassin speaks to the media on July 29 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

KOTA BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - PAS has invited former deputy prime minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, to join the party "if he feels that he can no longer stay in Umno."

The offer was made by PAS vice-president Datuk Mohd Amar Abdullah in a video clip on his facebook on Friday.

Mohd Amar said PAS "is consistent in defending those it felt had been treated with cruelty including the ouster of former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim by then Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad."

"However, it is entirely up to Tan Sri Muhyiddin to decide on this matter and as usual, PAS' doors are always opened to him if he feels he cannot sit with those in Umno," Mohd Amar said.

Mohd Amar, who is deputy Kelantan mentri besar, was commenting on Muhyiddin's sacking on Jul 28 by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Mohd Amar said the reasons given for Muhyiddin's removal were inappropriate. Najib had said Muhyiddin's was sacked as he did not conform to the Cabinet's collective responsibility.

"PAS is against any injustices and is consistent with its stand to protect those who are seeking the truth.

"I sympathise with Muhyiddin but it not a secret anymore that the rift in Umno is serious," he added.

He added that the Cabinet must clean up its act to tackle the 1MDB issue and other issues affecting the people.