Thursday, May 19, 2016

Don't hold Selangor govt to ransom, Amanah tells PAS

PAS should not hold the Selangor state government to ransom for its own gains, said Parti Amanah Negara.

Its communication director Khalid Samad said PAS should be more considerate with its decisions.

"You (PAS) should not hold the state government to ransom even if you don't agree. You can't use the state government as an instrument to achieve your gains," he said at a press conference Thursday.

"Voters did not just choose PAS candidates individually, they chose PAS as part of Pakatan Rakyat in 2013.

"Therefore, PAS cannot use its victories to threaten its former allies to achieve what it wants," he said.

He added that PAS should ensure that the people are always the priority.

"So we urge PAS to act with responsibility and not to betray the trust of voters," Khalid said in responding to PAS' insistence that it would contest in the Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar by-elections.

PAS had also reiterated that seat negotiations are over despite PKR calling for talks on the issue.

Following this, it was reported that PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali had called on PAS exco members to resign from the Selangor state government.

Khalid said Azmin's response was reasonable since PAS itself was not working with Pakatan Harapan.

Asked whether Amanah would contest in the by-elections, Khalid said Pakatan Harapan will discuss it in the presidential council meeting next week.

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