Monday, June 15, 2015

Pakatan is rojak in the making

Pakatan Rakyat will soon become Pakatan Rojak with strange bedfellows if Persatuan Ummah Sejahtera Malaysia (PasMa) were to join the Opposition coalition, says MCA deputy president Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong (pic).

He is baffled that PasMa has been invited by PKR deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali to join Pakatan while there is an ongoing spat between DAP and PAS.

“So this means anyone can join the Opposition coalition – like rojak, anything goes.

“Officially, the Pakatan family is made up of DAP, PAS and PKR.

“Lately, two of them (DAP and PAS) have been fighting and wanted to cut ties with each other, yet they are still sleeping in one bed and staying under one roof,” he said.

Dr Wee added that it was also strange that Pakatan could not solve its existing problems yet still welcomed a new party to join the coalition. “Isn’t it weird to suddenly have an outsider come into the picture?

“And how will things get done at the meeting table when DAP and PAS are not speaking to each other; while DAP is friends with PasMa? Wouldn’t that be strange?” he said after launching the Pasir Gu­­dang MCA division annual general meeting.

It was reported that PasMa, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), mainly comprising PAS supporters unhappy with the Islamist party’s leadership, announced that it would set up a new party with other pro-Pakatan NGOs and individuals.

Reports also said Azmin, the Selangor Mentri Besar, invited PasMa to join Pakatan as long as it shared the same ideals and common policies framework.

Dr Wee, also Johor MCA liaison committee chairman, said it was obvious that DAP and PAS wanted to remain in Pakatan for their own benefit, which was to retain their governmental posts.

On a separate matter, Dr Wee said MCA was confident of winning back the Johor Jaya state seat, which the party lost to DAP by a majority of about 1,400 in the last general election.

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