KUALA LUMPUR – Pakatan Rakyat (PR) or the Opposition Pact still exists with the cooperation between PAS and Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) although the DAP has declared that the pact no longer exists.
PAS Youth head, Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz said PR was set up on the principle of cooperation and consensus between the three parties and whatever decision made must be through consensus and not made individually.
“PR is not over although one disappears. It’s the DAP that is over…we still have the PR, there are more than two parties, thus the coalition still exists, it depends on the relationship between PAS and PKR.
“We remain with the PR. The DAP decision is not to dissolve the PR…this means that he made his own decision. We did not leave the PR…If he rejects us, we have the PKR,” he said at the Parliament lobby today.
Nik Abduh, who is also the Member of Parliament for Pasir Mas, was commenting on the DAP decision today declaring that the Pakatan Rakyat, which comprises the party, PKR and PAS, no longer existed.
DAP general secretary, Lim Guan Eng said the decision which was made following the PAS General Assembly to sever ties with the DAP had ‘killed’ the pact.
The DAP central executive committee, at its meeting yesterday, reached a consensus on the dissolution of the Opposition Pact.
Nik Abduh added that the future of the PR was in the hands of the PKR to decide so that the crisis would not prolong.
Meanwhile, PKR vice-president and Pandan Member of Parliament Rafizi Ramli said he would discuss the latest development at the party’s Political Bureau weekly meeting to be held at the party’s headquarters, here tonight.
“I take note of the DAP statement on the position of the DAP and Pakatan Rakyat as signed by YAB Lim Guan Eng, the DAP general secretary just now.
“The Keadilan leadership at all levels will not issue any statement until the stand of the party on the matter had been finalised,” he said in a statement. – BERNAMA