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PAS revives opposition unity amid RM2.6b scandal
Published:  Aug 5, 2015 10:00 AM
Updated: 2:40 AM

PAS has revived calls for a united opposition amid a scandal that RM2.6 billion was deposited into the personal bank account of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.

This was despite PAS formally severing ties with DAP on July 11, officially sealing the demise of Pakatan Rakyat.

PAS deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said in light of the scandals plaguing the nation, a total change in government and system was necessary.

"Now is the crucial hour for all opposition parties to unite. This is the time opposition political parties sit together to find common ground and minimise their differences.

"There can be many formulas (to achieve this)," he said in a statement today.

On Monday, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said the RM2.6 billion purportedly deposited into Najib's personal banks accounts came from donation , not from 1MDB funds.

Tuan Ibrahim pointed out that along the RM2.6 billion scandal, the ringgit continued to weaken while MACC investigators probing the scandal are being hauled up themselves.

"The rakyat are tired and angry at quarreling politicians. Can there not be a new formula to build consensus?

"Let us put aside our differences and save the country together," he said.

Tuan Ibrahim's remarks comes amid plans to set up a new opposition coalition, co-opted Gerakan Harapan Baru, a group of PAS progressive leaders sidelined by the new conservative leadership.

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