KUALA LUMPUR: PAS has shrugged off DAPâ€™s claim that Pakatan Rakyat has fallen apart, saying that its relationship with PKR is still intact.
â€œAs long as there are two parties and above in the pact, it still exists. It now depends on PKR and PAS,â€ the partyâ€™s youth chief Nik Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz said.
Speaking to reporters at the ParliaÂment lobby yesterday, Nik Abduh said if DAP wanted to suggest that Pakatan be dissolved, it must be discussed by all three Opposition parties.
â€œDAP is free to make its decisions. PAS will not be pressured to make a decision until the Syura Council meets,â€ he said.
PKR lawmakers, however, were mum when asked for comments.
Secretary-general Rafizi Ramli had earlier issued a statement that all PKR leaders were not allowed to issue any statements until the party decides its stand. The bureau convened an emergency meeting last night but PKR said it will notify the media on the outcome of the meeting later.
Barisan Nasional MPs who described Pakatanâ€™s partners as â€œstrange bedmatesâ€ said the crisis in Pakatan did not come as a surprise.
Umno vice-president and Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said: â€œPakatan is too fragile. They sleep on one bed but have different dreams.â€
Youth and Sports Minister and Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin said while DAP could continue to govern Penang with PKR, the Selangor government could fall without PAS.