Thursday, September 10, 2015

‘War’ erupts on social media between Azmin and Teo

A “war” has erupted on social media between Teo Nie Ching and Azmin Ali over the Selangor Mentri Besar’s decision to work with PAS.

The DAP assistant publicity secretary took issue with Azmin’s comment calling her “childish” on Twitter, and hit back at him in a Facebook posting on Thursday. 

“This is our Selangor MB. When Hadi refused to support Kak Wan to become Selangor MB, he didn't call him childish. 

“When Hadi said PAS would contest in DAP-dominated seats in next GE, he didn't call him childish. 
“When I raised a question that bother the mind of thousands and thousands of supporters, he called me childish,” the Kulai MP wrote, attaching a screen capture of her Twitter exchange with Azmin. 
She was referring to statements made in the past by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang including his decision last year to reject PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail as the next Selangor Mentri Besar. 

Azmin, who is Wan Azizah’s deputy in the party, has, however, been more welcoming in continuing the working relationship with PAS despite the Islamist party’s fall out with DAP. 

On Tuesday, Azmin said PKR had made a collective decision to continue its cooperation with PAS if a new Opposition pact was formed. 

This drew criticism from Teo, who tweeted a link to a news article quoting Hadi as saying that PAS would not rule out attending the rally organised by the "red shirt" group on Sept 16. 

“Selangor MB, is this the political partner that you are looking for?” she said in the sarcastic tweet.
Azmin shot back by telling her not to be childish. 

“@TeoNieChing don’t be so childish! Keadilan has always been the prime mover to strengthen the coalition to face Umno and BN,” he wrote. 

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng later said that Azmin would need to explain to supporters his decision to continue working with PAS, especially as the Islamist party was now seen to be inclined towards Umno.

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