BN’S NEW ALLY’

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would be the “for­mula” for the next gen­eral elec­tion.

“With Pas and Umno co­op­er­at­ing, the Malay political power will in­crease.

“I be­lieve BN can se­cure a twothirds ma­jor­ity if the coali­tion co­op­er­ates with the Is­lamic party.”

He said the fact that the gov­ern­ment would be tabling the bill to amend the Syariah Courts (Crim­i­nal Ju­ris­dic­tion) Act 1965 (Act 355) was a “clear sign” that Umno was ready to open its doors to co­op­er­ate with Pas.

Ma­zlan said Parti Pribumi Ber­satu Malaysia’s (PPBM) of­fi­cial en­try into Pakatan Hara­pan would only ac­cel­er­ate political co­op­er­a­tion be­tween Pas and Umno.

“PPBM would make Pakatan Hara­pan a lit­tle stronger, but it would push Pas away from the pact. Pas will not ac­cept Pakatan Hara­pan be­cause of DAP and Parti Amanah Ne­gara.

“And it is be­cause of this that there is a high chance of Pas­work­ing with Umno,” he said.

On Fri­day, Deputy Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Dr Ah­mad Zahid Hamidi said BN was ex­pected to gain re­newed strength from a “new friend” that could help it re­gain a two-thirds ma­jor­ity in the 14th Gen­eral Elec­tion.

Zahid, with­out nam­ing the “new friend”, said Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Razak was work­ing hard and was com­mit­ted to han­dling the co­op­er­a­tion coun­cil­lor in charge (for hous­ing Datuk Iskandar Ab­dul Sa­mad) and the man­age­ment of LPHS must come out and ex­plain this to the peo­ple,” said Sun­der here yes­ter­day.

In a state­ment, the Se­lan­gor and Prop­erty Board said the Rumah Se­lan­gorku Reg­is­tra­tion Ap­pli­ca­tion Sys­tem (Sis­tem Pendaf­taran Per­mo­ho­nan Rumah Se­lan­gorku) kept the database of with wis­dom and un­der­stand­ing.

When open­ing the Tereng­ganu state-level Umno Branches Clus­ter Meet­ing last week, Zahid said the gov­ern­ment would ta­ble Act 355 in the cur­rent Par­lia­ment ses­sion.

Political an­a­lyst Pro­fes­sor Dr Si­va­mu­ru­gan Pan­dian said it would be chal­leng­ing for Pakatan Hara­pan to face BN if Pas joined forces with the coali­tion.

He said even if a Pas-Umno co­op­er­a­tion did not hap­pen, Pas would fo­cus on cam­paign­ing against Pakatan Hara­pan in­stead of go­ing against BN.

“Loyal sup­port­ers of Pas may sup­port BN in the event that BN has to face Pakatan Hara­pan in a straight fight,” he said. ap­pli­cants for the af­ford­able homes for only two years.

LPHS said af­ter two years, ap­pli­cants who were still in the wait­ing list would be re­moved from the sys­tem.

Those who are in­ter­ested must ap­ply again to en­sure smooth run­ning of the sys­tem, which was set up af­ter the af­ford­able homes pol­icy was kick­started on Jan 1, 2014 in Se­lan­gor.

PIC BY SHAZREEN ZAMZURI

Ke­lab Har­moni Se­lan­gor pres­i­dent Dr V. Sun­der (cen­tre) showing letters on the Rumah Se­lan­gorku is­sue in Shah Alam yes­ter­day.

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