Tourism and Culture Minister Nazri Abdul Aziz said he does not agree to a Malay-only government in Malaysia.
He said this in response to Perkasa president Ibrahim Ali who proposed PAS and Umno to form a Malay government after the 14th general election.
"I disagree. I think in BN, we are taught that no community can govern Malaysia without participation from other communities.
"I will not agree to a Malay-only government as the Malaysian government," he told reporters in Kuala Lumpur today.
Nazri said BN is open to working with Perkasa but not on forming a government that comprises a single ethnic group.
"Our response to Ibrahim is that we can work together if they support our leadership. But not to create an exclusively Malay government - to that I say 'no'," he added.
Yesterday, Ibrahim said PAS should remain in the opposition but can join forces with Umno after the 14th general election to form the government.
He also suggested that PAS be given the position of deputy prime minister.
The Perkasa leader added that BN was likely to win even though the majority of the people "disliked" Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.
However, Nazri dismissed the notion that the people disliked the prime minister.
"Other than the BN machinery, MPs and state assemblypersons, the people also like Najib and that is the factor for us to win in the coming general election," he said.- Mkini