BAGAN DATOH, Feb 7 - Pas does not have to rely on other opposition parties to strengthen its position, said UMNO vice-president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
He said hence, it was not impossible for Pas to leave the opposition pact one day.
"History has shown that Pas left Barisan Nasional over some differences after joining it in 1972.
"So it is not impossible for Pas to leave the opposition alliance because I do not think they need to derive their strength from the DAP," he told reporters handing over cost of living allowance to 1,405 fishermen from the Bagan Datoh parliamentary constituency here today.
He was commenting on a call from former Pas deputy president Nasharuddin Mat Isa to Pas to leave the opposition pact due to the DAP's penchant of interfering in Pas' policies.
Ahmad Zahid, who is also defence minister, said Nasharuddin made the call for he found that Pas had derailed from its goal of establishing an Islamic state.
"It is clear from what is happening that the present Pas leadership is afraid of denouncing what had been decided by the DAP," he said.
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