‘Pakatan Harapan won’t win’
KOTA BARU: Pakatan Harapan has no chance of winning the 14th General Election (GE14) as there is no indication that the loose opposition pact will emerge victorious.
On the heels of claims by Parti Amanah Negara that the pact would wrest Kelantan from Pas, the Islamic party’s deputy spiritual leader, Datuk Ahmad Yaakob, said such an outlook had yet to be backed up by facts and numbers.
“InsyaAllah, Pas will perform better than them,” Ahmad said after handing appointment letters to municipal and district council members here yesterday.
Ahmad, who is also Kelantan menteri besar, was commenting on the pact’s chances in GE14 and whether Pas would establish ties with the bloc should it win the election.
On Pas’s relationship with Umno in Kelantan, Ahmad said both had always been traditional enemies at the polls.
He said Pas would remain with its coalition, Gagasan Sejahtera, in the election.
“We will be ready for any possibility in the election.
“However, we are ready to accommodate them in government-togovernment matters, for the sake of the people. In politics, everything will be as usual.”
Ahmad said even if there were three-cornered fights involving Barisan Nasional, Pas and other opposition parties, the matter should be viewed in a democratic vein.
“We can’t force any party to refrain from contesting.
“We choose to respect their position and decision.”
Ahmad said arrears in collection of assessment (cukai pintu) at RM51.12 million in the state until December last year, had affected the implementation of public services.
He said district and municipal councils had been instructed to look into collecting the arrears.
Datuk Ahmad Yaakob