PETALING JAYA: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia deputy president Muhkriz Mahathir may attend a sub-event of PAS’s roadshow on the contentious shariah bill.
Speaking after a PPBM function today, Mukhriz said he was considering attending the event with PAS deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, but would speak on current issues affecting the country if he decided to go.
When asked about a rally PAS was holding on Feb 18 in support of the bill, Mukhriz said PPBM had not yet received an invitation and he could not therefore confirm the party’s participation.
Earlier today, Tuan Ibrahim announced the rally would be held at Dataran Merdeka.
PAS is aiming to have 300,000 people show up to pledge their support for the amendments to the Shariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 and has invited everyone, including its political arch-nemeses DAP and Amanah.
DAP has opposed the amendments proposed by PAS.
However, Kuala Lumpur mayor Mhd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz said PAS would not be allowed to hold the rally at Dataran Merdeka.
He said the nearby Padang Merbok was also off limits, but gave the party the green light to use the Titiwangsa Stadium, where the solidarity rally for Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya minority was recently held.
Previous rallies organised by political parties and NGOs have also failed to obtain the authorities’ approval, but Tuan Ibrahim said he was confident the authorities would give his party the green light this time around. -FMT