KUALA TERENGGANU – Terengganu Amanah insisted it is time for Pakatan Harapan to accept the fact that negotiations with Pas had reached the end as decided by Central.
The matter is still disputed by PKR leadership following some quarters which rejected the negotiation with Pas while some wanted to proceed.
Terengganu Amanah Chairman, Raja Kamarul Bahrin Shah Raja Ahmad said, Harapan must accept the fact that negotiations with Pas has never showed any positive response plus a clear statement was issued several times by Pas leaders at Central and state levels.
"I think it's time for us to accept the fact that negotiations with them had reached the end," he said at a press conference in his office, here.
He added Harapan’s decision is not meant to marginalise Pas existence, which is also an opposition party, but any negotiation would certainly have a 'dateline' or the expiry date.
He said, if any attempt was unsuccessful after the set date, the best decision would be to move without Pas.
"Tun Mahathir has several times stated (the expiration date) and I remember the end date was last year (December) then shifted to January. We have amended the dateline many times.
"We do not rule out negotiations but the negotiations must have a time frame where it must be finalised.
“If there is no way to continue, we must face our reality without Pas," he said.
The Kuala Terengganu MP also said, in general any party did not refuse to negotiate with Pas and described the cooperation with all opposition parties as an ideal situation.
However, it would be more difficult if the opposition parties showed inconsistencies when some objected while others were neutral.
He said, the decision by Pakatan Harapan can put an end to a question mark relating to the cooperation with Pas.
"It is our intention to have all the opposition parties together in the same boat going in the same direction (but) if there is no common goal then it is difficult to make a move" he said.