Pas' Conditions Unacceptable - Hishammuddin
He said among the conditions PAS set were that the ministry would only provide the funding for them but supervision would still be under PAS' control.
"This brings us back to square one. Accepting such a condition will be stupidity on our part," he told reporters after attending an Aidiladha celebration at the home of Semerak Assemblyman Datuk Kamaruddin Mohd Noor here today.
In the middle of this year, the PAS-run Kelantan government through its Yayasan Islam Kelantan (YIK) foundation submitted a memorandum to the ministry stipulating its conditions for the handing over of the schools, which have a total enrolment of some 35,000 pupils, mostly from rural areas.
Hishammuddin added that to date, only Kelantan refused to allow the ministry to run such schools.
Kelantan is the only opposition run state in the federation.