Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today mocked PAS' bid to court non-Muslim support, as well as the party's cooperation with non-Muslim parties, such as Parti Cinta Malaysia.
Mahathir noted that when he was prime minister, PAS had accused his government of being “kafir” (infidels) for working with non-Muslims.
The Pakatan Harapan and Bersatu chairperson asked if this was now also true with PAS.
"If PAS works with non-Muslims, it becomes kafir. Does it not apply to PAS?" he asked.
Mahathir also pointed out that PAS had worked with Harapan's predecessor Pakatan Rakyat, which included the DAP.
"Before this, it worked with DAP, so I assume PAS is not an Islamic party," he said sarcastically.
Mahathir made the comments after chairing the Harapan presidential council meeting at the Opposition Leader's office in Parliament.
He was responding to PAS deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, who said the party's upcoming manifesto will also appeal to non-Muslims.