Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Nur Jazlan: Pakatan is a hopeless pact

Opposition parties should forget their ambition of forming the federal government because they cannot even see eye to eye with each other in Selangor, said Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed.

The Deputy Home Minister said the rift among the parties, which has been further compounded by PKR's vice-president Rafizi Ramli's allegation of graft in the Selangor state administration, clearly shows that "Pakatan is a hopeless pact".

"Before this, they were Pakatan Rakyat, now they are Pakatan Harapan. Very soon, they will be 'pakatan tak ada harapan' (a hopeless pact)' or 'pakatan tak boleh harap (an unreliable pact)'.

"The DAP cannot get along with PAS. PKR is basically (Datuk Seri) Anwar (Ibrahim)'s family against the rest. They cannot get along, so how can they 'pakat (form a pact)?'

"They cannot even work together in the Selangor government. Forget about forming a government at the national level," he told the press after opening the Malaysia Security Services Association's 24th annual general meeting here Tuesday.

Nur Jazlan, who is also Umno supreme council member, said Barisan Nasional would take advantage of the split among the Opposition parties to strengthen the coalition.

"We also have to help our component parties like MIC, MCA and Gerakan to get back on their feet and contribute in a way that they used to," he said.

Asked if the recent uproar over PAS’ Private Members’ Bill on syariah laws could hinder efforts to make Barisan stronger, Nur Jazlan said "sensibility will prevail".

"The Bill was just a proposal, not a resolution. It has to be voted on and there has been a lot of misunderstanding.

"There will be many debates from now on. But I think that sensibility will prevail.

"The MPs will make a decision which is in the best interest of the country," he added.

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