Monday, 22 April 2013

#GE13: Infighting shows disunity in Pakatan

PKR and PAS candidates going up against each other in several constituencies in the general election shows that the allies are not worthy of calling themselves Pakatan Rakyat, said Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.

The parties, particularly the PKR and PAS, were fighting among themselves to be the dominant partner in the opposition group, he said.

“People can see for themselves the power struggle that is taking place within the Pakatan camp as each party tries to be the major player.

“They say they want to seize Putrajaya but can they even set up a good government if they always fight and disagree among themselves on every issue?” he said after meeting the people at Taman Putri here yesterday.

Such infighting, said Hishammuddin, was proof that the parties had different agenda and ideology and could not find a common stand, even on matters such as the distribution of seats.

He was commenting on overlapping candidates from PAS and the PKR in the Labuan parliamentary seat and six state constituencies Sungai Acheh in Penang, Kota Damansara in Selangor, Bukit Besi, Kota Putera and Seberang Takir in Terengganu and Panti in Johor.

PAS has since said that it would convene a special meeting today on the matter.

The squabble for seats, said Hishammuddin, clearly showed that the parties were not interested in taking care of the people but just in strengthening their political base.

With such a fragile relationship within Pakatan, it was very dangerous for the people to give them the power to rule, said Hishammuddin, who is also Sembrong Barisan Nasional chief.


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