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Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat has made peace with PAS deputy president Nasharuddin Mat Isa over the issue of unity government with UMNO.
Nik Aziz had a closed door meeting with Nasharuddin at the PAS headquarters here and issued a statement that they have sorted out their differences and agree not to raise the unity talk issue anymore.
“We have decided, in a family spirit, to settle our differences over the issue which has been exploited by the mainstream media,” Nik Aziz said in the statement.
Nasharuddin has been the target of Nik Aziz’s attack for his pro-unity talks stand and the rift between the two culminated with the latter’s outburst, calling for the former to resign and join Umno after he stubbornly floated with the unity government idea despite heavy protest.
Today Nik Aziz retracted his past statements made against Nasharuddin, who is also Bachok MP.“So this issue between me and him should no longer be raised,” Nik Aziz said further.
His comments echo the earlier joint statement to reject any form of unity talks with Umno, which was made by Pakatan Rakyat leaders in Parliament this evening. That statement was meant to end the fiasco which brought the opposition coalition to the brink of separation.
Pakatan leaders, including unity government proponent, PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Awang, also made fresh loyalty pledges to strengthen the electoral pact and prepare for a possible takeover of the federal government in the next general elections.