PETALING JAYA: A PKR leader has called on all parties in the opposition to concentrate on the prize of forming the next federal government despite PAS’ insistence on breaking up with PKR today.
PKR Youth deputy chief Dr Afif Bahardin said despite the “invalid” reasons for breaking up given by PAS, the fight for reforms in the administration must carry on.
“We know for a fact there are some PAS leaders who are keen to work with us.
“On our part, we just have to continue with our current mandate. What is important is to seek a new mandate form the people in the next general election.
“Any creation of an electoral pact or coalition is up to political parties to decide to implement.
“Who are we to stop them when it is PAS’ right to choose its way?
“But I must say I do not see the validity in the reasons given in breaking the ‘tahaluf siyasi’ (political cooperation). This is entirely PAS’ decision,” he said when contacted by FMT.
PAS today formally announced it was cutting ties with PKR after the Islamist party’s highest decision-making body, the Syura Council, endorsed a decision reached at its recently-held general assembly in Kedah to end almost two decades of cooperation with the multiracial party.
The Syura Council also repeated accusations by delegates from PAS’ Youth and Ulama wings, saying PKR had breached the terms of its political cooperation with PAS.
Kuala Langat MP Abdullah Sani Abdul Hamid said the electorate will be the ultimate judges of the announced break-up with PKR.
“We didn’t ask for the split. But if that is what they want. Then, bye bye, I tell them.
“In the end, people will judge because they are looking at bread and butter issues and other issues that affect their daily life.”