The Umno supreme council has given party president Najib Abdul Razak the mandate to determine whether Umno should cooperate with PAS in the next general election, said Umno Information chief Annuar Musa.
He said a majority of the supreme council members had agreed on the need to give Najib the mandate to take any decision in the matter.
“For cooperation to be established, there must be consultation, understanding and so on. But, that does not mean that PAS will join Umno. If PAS wants to join Umno, it has to uphold BN policies like the other component parties,” he said to reporters Kuala Terengganu.
Annuar, who is also a member of the supreme council, was asked to comment on the decision of the opposition Pakatan Harapan presidential council on Monday not to cooperate with PAS in the 14th general election.
“The cooperation we have in mind is that which will benefit all quarters, particularly the people in the country and in PAS-ruled Kelantan,” he said.
Annuar said the sky was the limit in any cooperation between Umno and PAS.