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Ex-minister predicts Umno-PAS alliance

RK Anand

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Modified 2 Jul 2015, 3:24 am

The feud between the two political Goliaths, Umno and PAS, is the stuff of legends, with repercussions even in the hereafter.

Raging for decades, it has divided families, with tales from the rural Malay heartlands claiming some even erected walls in their houses to separate supporters of the two parties.

Peppering the battlefield with a divine flavour, the late PAS spiritual leader Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat warned that voting Umno was tantamount to reserving a spot in hell.

But talk of reconciliation made the rounds again after Nik Aziz passed on and president Abdul Hadi Awang pressed ahead with his hudud agenda, saying he was willing to work with Umno to achieve his theocratic goal.

After all, Hadi is often described as a prime mover of the unity government agenda and Kelantan Umno rallied behind him on hudud.

Now, a former senior BN leader believes that Umno and PAS will join hands in a marriage of convenience, come the next general election...

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