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Umno never removed agenda of ummah unification, says Zahid

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Umno never removed agenda of ummah unification, says Zahid

Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi speaks to reporters after court the decision at the Shah Alam High Court Complex, in Selangor on September 23, 2022. — Picture by Firdaus Latif

Sunday, 02 Oct 2022 11:59 PM MYT

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 2 — Umno never erased the agenda of ummah unification, including the party’s political cooperation with PAS, which is the basis of the country’s political stability.

Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the party always emphasised the issue of sincerity and honesty in any form of agreement and, because of that, it could never accept parties that continued to commit betrayal and took an attitude of making Barisan Nasional (BN) their main enemy.

“Therefore, any effort to revive Muafakat Nasional or any other form of pact and cooperation must be guided by the principles and spirit of the original charter that was once signed and agreed upon.

“As such, any aspect related to this issue should be referred to the statement issued through my official channel or the party’s,” he said in a statement tonight.

On the speculation about his meeting with PAS president Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang, Ahmad Zahid, who is also BN chairman, confirmed the matter by explaining that their meeting was held at his residence on September 17.

He said the four-eye meeting was held harmoniously based on the spirit of Islamic mahabbah (love) and ukhuwah (brotherhood) while the matters discussed included the agenda on ummah unification that the two parties had initiated once upon a time.

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“The Umno-PAS spirit of political cooperation at that time was centred on the realisation of the need for the two parent Malay-Islamic bumiputera parties to be empowered first to enable the unification of the ummah in the true sense of the word.

“This unification based on the Malay-Islamic bumiputera kinship is the key to harmony in Malaysia’s multi-racial plurality,” he said. — Bernama

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