Monday, March 30, 2015

BN: Kit Siang lacks confidence in Sabah Pakatan leaders

DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang seems to have lost his confidence in Sabah Pakatan Rakyat leaders by offering state Umno leaders the chief minister’s post in his proposed new “Save Malaysia” coalition to replace Barisan Nasional, says Sabah Barisan secretary Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan.

“I wonder if Lim had sought their views on his proposal for a new alliance. It looks like he has no confidence in his own people,” he said yesterday.

Abdul Rahman said that Lim seemed to be delusional and lacked any understanding of Sabah politics when he floated the names of Umno's Datuk Hajiji Mohd Noor, Datuk Seri Mohd Salleh Tun Said and Datuk Masidi Manjun and Parti Bersatu Sabah president Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan to be chief minister in the new coalition.

Abdul Rahman wanted Sabah Pakatan leader Datuk Lajim Ukin, Sabah DAP chairman Jimmy Wong, Likas DAP assemblyman Junz Wong, Sabah DAP secretary Dr Edwin Bosie and other state Pakatan leaders to explain if they were consulted by Lim and if they agreed with him on the new coalition.

“DAP’s mantra to ‘agree to disagree’ with PAS does not work as shown by the PAS hudud law proposal.

“DAP should stop blaming anyone but itself for giving PAS its strength,” he said.

Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president Datuk Yong Teck Lee said DAP was struggling to maintain its own political survival as it fought off accusations that it had failed to stop PAS from introducing hudud.

He added that the fallout between DAP and PAS over hudud spoke volumes of Pakatan’s poor record as a political alliance.

He said PAS had become a liability to DAP, especially to the Chinese and non-Muslim voters in Sabah and Sarawak.

“The lies by the DAP during the last general election that hudud will not become a reality has come back to haunt them,” Yong said yesterday.

Meanwhile, Salleh said that Lim’s move to rope in state Barisan politicians in his new coalition would not happen.

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