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'Mobilise Umno, PAS tsunami now to wreck DAP's political dream'

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A member of PAS' central committee today voiced his support for the party's cooperation with Umno, saying that it can no longer be delayed with the recent developments in the country.

According to Mokhtar Senik, this Umno-PAS cooperation would result in a tsunami that would lay waste to DAP's "political dreams" (mimpi politik).

"I would like to call on all Malay Muslims in Umno and PAS, let us return to Islam as the pillar of our strength. Allah has revealed to us DAP's secret ambition for this country.

"Starting now, let's mobilise this political tsunami. Do not delay, because our homeland is sick of the cruelty, oppression and lies," he said in a statement today.

The ties between Umno and PAS have grown since both found themselves in the opposition after the 14th general election.

In a rally organised by both parties on Saturday, Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi called for a merger, before announcing the establishment of a special committee to advance the Malay Islamic agenda a day later.

Both parties are also expected to hold a joint rally on Dec 8 to protest Putrajaya's proposed ratification of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Icerd).

'Secret ambition'

Mokhtar, the Pahang PAS Ulama chief, had in the past urged both parties to work together.

Previously, he said that PAS and Umno should learn from history and not repeat past mistakes – specifically PAS working with DAP in the then-opposition, and Umno being a secular Malay party for 60 years.

"The struggle for Islam cannot rely on the support of secular liberals like DAP. 

"(Umno's) struggle that is based solely on Malay nationalism will, in the end, weaken and collapse," he said, adding that cooperation between Umno and PAS must be based on religion.

On DAP, Mokhtar claimed that DAP has become emboldened after the recent general election to fulfil their "secret ambition" (cita-cita sulit).

"When they saw that most of the non-Muslims are on their side, and that they have managed to control some of the Malays using sweet promises, they have started to openly walk towards realising their political wish.

"Many of their speeches and actions denigrate (memperlekeh) Islam and Malays," his statement read.

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