PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Harapan (PH) today admitted it had disappointed the public with its internal conflicts, but promised to address its weaknesses.
Opposition leader Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the pact had unanimously decided to improve itself and regain the public’s confidence it had lost due to various disagreements among its own members.
Among the weaknesses PH had identified were the three-cornered fights it was involved in during the last Sarawak polls and the twin by-elections in Kuala Kangsar and Sungai Besar, she added.
“The perception is such that we are not together, although we actually are,” she told a press conference after PH’s presidential council meeting at PKR headquarters here.
“But we have to face the reality and correct whatever weaknesses we have, and listen to criticism thrown our way.”
She also said the coalition would try to ensure a straight fight with Barisan Nasional in future elections.
“The presidential council has decided to resolve our problems as soon as possible so we can prioritise the public’s interests.
“Close consultations among the three parties’ leaders will be held in the immediate future to scrutinise PH’s joint strategies in regaining public support.”
When asked if the coalition was prepared for a possible snap election, Wan Azizah admitted to being the underdog, but said PH would leave it to the voters to decide.
“We know we are facing an uneven playing ground. But I want to quote (former Opposition leader) Anwar Ibrahim that we believe in the wisdom of the voters.
“So give us a chance. We came forward and offered ourselves so at least there is an alternative should the voters choose to have a change.”
Amanah Deputy President Salahuddin Ayub, who was also present, said PH was always prepared and said the internal conflicts in BN were much worse.