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‘Different themes show lack of consensus’

August 8, 2012

Umno hits out at Pakatan Rakyat for having different national day themes for its four states.

SHAH ALAM: Using three different themes for the coming National Day celebration by Pakatan Rakyat-led states proves that they could not come to a consensus even over small matters, says Umno information chief Ahmad Maslan.

He said the lack of consensus among the Pakatan partners showed that they were “sleeping on the same pillow but having different dreams”.

“They would never be one on any matter because they are a disagreeing opposition pact, hence Pakatan Rakyat is a misnomer,” he said after handing out Aidilfitri contributions to 100 poor people, the disabled and single mothers at Kampung Bukit Lanchong, here, yesterday.

Also present were Senator Ezam Mohd Noor and Barisan Nasional coordinator for the Sri Muda state constituency, Kamaruzzaman Johari.

Ahmad was earlier asked to comment on the announcement by PAS secretary-general Mustafa Ali yesterday that the states under Pakatan Rakyat would be using different themes for the National Day celebration.

Mustafa reportedly said that Penang and Selangor would be using the theme,”Sebangsa, Senegara, Sejiwa”, Kelantan had chosen “Menerajui Perubahan” and Kedah, “Terus Berbakti”.

The PAS leader said Kedah and Kelantan had chosen their own theme before Pakatan Rakyat decided to use “Sebangsa, Senegara, Sejiwa”.

Ahmad, who is also Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, said the opposition feared the National Day theme chosen by the federal government, “Janji Ditepati” (Promises Fulfilled) as the opposition had not been keeping its promises to the people.

“Only a small portion of the opposition’s last general election manifesto in the four states has been implemented. That is why they have chosen different themes for the National Day celebration.

“In Islam, we are required to fulfil our promises, but obviously they (opposition) have done not done so, hence they are avoiding the ‘Janji Ditepati’ theme’,” he said.


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