Hadi shows no interest in 'one-on-one fight' talk

EMBUN MAJID and ARFA YUNUS


ALOR STAR: Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang today said there is no need for Pas to discuss with Pakatan Harapan over possible “one-on-one fight” against Barisan Nasional during 14th General Election.


The Pas president said the party has its own policy to adhere to and the matter related to the "one-on-one fight" between PH and BN did not arise.


“We cannot discuss based on assumption and Pas is not doing business on thin air.


“We have 195 divisions and more than 7,000 branches…they (Pakatan Harapan) do not have such strength,” he told reporters at the end of the 63rd Muktamar Pas today.


Hadi said Pas would go ahead with its own bloc, the Gagasan Sejahtera, that the party is putting forward in the coming polls.


He said Pas has conducted its own study on the party's chances and it has been revealed that to party has a good chance of winning the 40 seats it is aiming for.


Hadi dismissed claims that Pas will get the smallest number of votes when contesting as the third bloc against Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Harapan.


“Our study is not being done at random or over the phone…We have our machinery to conduct the study thoroughly.” he said.


Earlier, its research centre director Dr Mohd Zuhdi Marzuki said other opposition parties were attacking Pas because they were intimidated by the party's ability and strength.


"This is why they are attacking us. They know we are strong and the only way they can think of destroying us is by attacking us, which didn't really work.


"We have strong grassroot support with 193 areas, thousands of branches and hundreds of thousands of members." he said.