JOHOR BAHARU – A total of 443 people including some PAS members from five Parliamentary constituencies in the state have decided to join Parti Amanah Negara (PAN) to revive the fighting spirit of the opposition pact.
Johor PAN deputy chairman, Dzulkefly Ahmad said the group comprised 62 individuals from Parliamentary constituencies of Pasir Gudang, Gelang Patah (131), Johor Baharu (100), Pulai (100) and Tebrau (50).
“The decision to join PAN was to continue to uphold the strong aspiration of the people placed on the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) or opposition pact by giving 52 per cent of the popular votes to the PR in the 13th general election.
“With PAS severing its political cooperation with the DAP and the demise of the PR, the presence of PAN in the local political arena has become more significant while at the same time assisting PR to defeat UMNO and the Barisan Nasional (BN) in the next general election,” he said.
Dzulkefly, who was also the former PAS chairman for Gelang Patah, said this at a media conference after the ceremony to hand over the membership forms, here Sunday.