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Perak PAS commissioner Razman Zakaria (second right) claims PAS would win 80 seats, Umno 40 and 45 from 'Sabah/ Sarawak' in a Facebook posting. — Picture by Saw Siow FengPerak PAS commissioner Razman Zakaria (second right) claims PAS would win 80 seats, Umno 40 and 45 from 'Sabah/ Sarawak' in a Facebook posting. — Picture by Saw Siow FengKUALA LUMPUR, April 12 — Perak PAS commissioner Razman Zakaria claimed today that PAS and Umno would form the government after the 14th general election under Gagasan Sejahtera, with PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang as prime minister.

Razman posted on Facebook that PAS would win 80 seats, Umno 40 and 45 from “Sabah/ Sarawak,” totalling 165 seats out of the 222-seat Dewan Rakyat, which would be higher than the 133 parliamentary seats Barisan Nasional (BN) had won in the 13th general election.

“Kerajaan Melayu Islam Nusantara,” he said. [Translation: Malay-Muslim archipelago government].

PAS only won 21 seats in the last general election.

The Islamist opposition party’s vice president, Idris Ahmad, reportedly said Sunday that PAS was aiming to contest 80 parliamentary seats in the next general election, without ruling out the possibility of running in seats traditionally contested by PKR and DAP.

Out of BN’s 133 seats in Election 2013, 47 were in Sabah and Sarawak. Umno does not have a presence in Sarawak, while PAS did not win any federal seat in either state.

Sarawak BN, in particular, has opposed Hadi Awang’s private member’s Bill to enhance Shariah punishments.

Gagasan Sejahtera is an informal political coalition comprising PAS and Ikatan that was launched last August.

PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli urged the PAS central leadership to clarify to the people and to PKR if the Islamist party planned to cooperate with Umno.

“If PAS has no such intentions and the Perak PAS commissioner’s post was merely his personal strategy, then immediate action should be taken against him because his “dreams” can defame PAS,” Rafizi said in a statement.

Malay Mail Online’s calls to Razman for verification of his Facebook post went unanswered.

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