PAS has asked former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad not to apply pressure on the party to decide whether to join the opposition Pakatan Harapan pact.
PAS vice-president Idris Ahmad it was improper for the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) chairperson to give PAS the ultimatum to make a decision in the matter in one month.
PAS and Bersatu had initiated talks on Feb 1 on the former's proposedparticipation in Pakatan Harapan ahead of the next general election, which isdue by June 2018 but speculated to be held earlier, even this year.
Idris said PAS' participation in Pakatan Harapan was a major decision which could only be made after much discussion over a period of time.
He spoke to reporters after a Perak-level roadshow talk to explain the PAS-proposed amendments to the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965,at the Bukit Chempedak PAS centre near Bukit Gantang last night.
Idris also said that PAS was unhappy with the verbal assaults against theparty by other opposition parties.