Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail rejoiced today at PAS’ statement of wanting to ensure straight fights against Barisan Nasional (BN) in the next general elections.
She said the comment made by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang was relevant as all Opposition parties, whether in Pakatan Harapan or not, should work together to prevent three-corner fights in the 14th general election.
“Yay! It’s a fair comment that we should be able to work with each other because we want to change the government and Barisan Nasional (BN) has a lot of issues.
“We have to be together. It’s for the people,” Wan Azizah told reporters when met outside the Dewan Rakyat today, even pumping her fist in the air.
The PKR president said even though a year has passed since Pakatan Rakyat was dissolved after the spat between DAP and PAS, Hadi’s statement could reunite the Opposition.
“Better late than never,” Wan Azizah added.
Hadi today said PAS has always been open to cooperate with other Opposition parties to ensure straight fights.
But the Marang MP added a caveat, saying negotiations can happen only if the other parties kept their noses out of PAS’ internal affairs.
PAS has previously said that it will not be part of any grand Opposition coalition if it includes DAP or Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah), founded by former PAS rebels.
PAS had formed its own coalition last August with Parti Ikatan Bangsa Malaysia, formally known as Gagasan Sejahtera, but said it would still be open to cooperation with Pakatan Harapan comprising DAP, Amanah and PKR.
Source : KAMLES KUMAR@The Malay Mail Online