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‘Pas Has Nothing To Gain By Switching Camps In Selangor’

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SHAH ALAM- There is no reason for Pas assemblymen to topple the Selangor government led by PKR as everything is running smoothly in the state.

Pas vice-president Datuk Iskandar Abdul Samad said claims that former Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Muhammad Muhammad Taib would be roping in several assemblymen, including those from Pas, to join Umno, will not materialise.

He said should the Pas assemblymen do so, it just means they would be reduced to becoming the opposition in Selangor.

“We, too, have heard many rumours. The media have also contacted me saying that the state government will fall and all that.

“I do not see that happening. Why we would want to do so when the state government is functioning well and gives the best services to the people?

“It does not make sense that he (Muhammad) will be able to lure several assemblymen to topple the Selangor government. If we (Pas) join him, we will become the opposition.

“So what is the point? We have accomplished many things for the rakyat; it would be a waste to just leave it all just like that,” said Iskandar today.

Iskandar was commenting on allegations that there would be a change in the Selangor state government following Muhammad’s return to Umno, which was announced by Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Razak yesterday.

WhatsApp messages which stated that Muhammad will bring in eight PKR assemblymen to join Umno and that there would be a mixed coalition government with the likes of independent assemblyman Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, have been making the rounds.

Iskandar also said Muhammad’s action in exiting Umno, joining Pas and subsequently leaving the Islamist party for PKR before returning to Umno, may be because he thinks that politics is like “a game of football.”

“Maybe he is like a footballer, like Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Swedish football star) who has switched many clubs before. Perhaps he thinks that politics is like football, going here and there. It is hard for the people to give their trust to someone like that,” added Iskandar.

Meanwhile, Iskandar added that Muhammad’s return to Umno is akin to a slap in the face for Selangor Umno liaison committee chief Tan Sri Noh Omar, who was given the trust by Najib to wrest the state.

“When the prime minister made a grand announcement that Muhammad was rejoining Umno, it was as if he wanted the task (to wrest the state) to be given to Muhammad. This may just challenge Noh,” added Iskandar. -NST

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