PETALING JAYA: Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) Communications Director Khalid Samad has slammed PSM Secretary-General A Sivarajan for his statement that Opposition parties were only contesting in the Sungai Besar and Kuala Kangsar by-elections because they were too caught up in showing off their big egos.
At the PSM National Congress yesterday, Sivarajan said the by-elections were not significant in bringing change and that Opposition parties were only interested in contesting to “show off their egos.”
Speaking to FMT, Khalid said Sivarajan himself was egoistic for failing to understand the importance of contesting in the by-elections.
“The guy must be lost in his own ego if he cannot understand the issues,” Khalid shot back.
The Shah Alam MP explained that the aim of contesting in the by-elections was to prove that Pakatan Harapan (PH) was competent as an Opposition pact.
“The main aim is to prepare for the GE (general election) by introducing and proving PH to be a better coalition to PR (Pakatan Rakyat). Winning will prove that PH has won acceptance while the rakyat has rejected BN (Barisan Nasional).”
Meanwhile DAP vice-chairman Teresa Kok told FMT it was easy for Sivarajan to make such a statement as the constituency did not affect his party.
“It’s a battle between BN and PAS vs Pakatan Harapan so it may not affect them but it does affect us,” she said.
PKR leaders could not be reached for comment.