Tuesday, May 24, 2016

'Show your manliness,' contest individually, opposition parties told

Opposition parties have been told to “show your manliness” and each field its own candidates in the two upcoming by-elections.

Lenggong MP Datuk Anuar Nasarah of Umno said PKR, PAS and Parti Amanah Negara should cease negotiating among themselves on who should contest in the parliamentary seats of Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar.

“I advise PKR, PAS and Amanah, no need to negotiate among yourselves, just contest individually.

“Show off your manliness. Let the people decide who is better, PAS or PKR Amanah or DAP," he told reporters at Paliament lobby.

Anuar said the “bickering” by the opposition parties over the seats should serve as an advantage to Barisan Nasional.

“The more people contest the more it reflects democracy.

“We are ready for more competition and I believe that Barisan Nasional will overcome all obstacles," he said.

The opposition parties have been negotiating over the two seats with PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali allegedly issuing an “ultimatum” to PAS to back its candidate in Sungai Besar or its three executive councillors would be sacked from the Selangor exco.

PAS president Datuk Seri Hadi Awang has been adamant that the party would field candidates in both by-elections.

Amanah has also reiterated its stand to join in the fray.

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