Selangor 2008 power play
Hasan Ali, formerly of PAS, has ambitions of being Selangor menteri besar and has been at the forefront of moves for a PAS-Umno marriage of convenience in the name of Malay and Muslim unity.
Pakatan Rakyat 36 seats (with Hasan Ali)
Umno 20 seats
PKR & DAP: 28 PAS & Umno: 28
Such a union, whether by coalition or merger, would lay the foundations for Umno's takeover of the Selangor state administration. They would have a combined total of 28 seats in the State Assembly, on level terms with the Pakatan Rakyat: Umno (20 seats) and PAS including Hasan Ali (8) against Pakatan Rakyat's PKR (15 seats) and DAP (13).