‘PKR never breached con­di­tions of co­op­er­a­tion’

New Straits Times - - News -

KUALA LUMPUR: PKR pres­i­dent Datuk Seri Dr Wan Az­izah Wan Is­mail has dis­puted Pas’ al­le­ga­tion that her party was un­faith­ful to their tahaluf siyasi (po­lit­i­cal co­op­er­a­tion).

She said PKR had never be­trayed the prin­ci­ples of the co­op­er­a­tion since reach­ing their po­lit­i­cal con­sen­sus.

She said PKR took note of Pas’ Syura Coun­cil de­ci­sion to se­vere ties de­spite var­i­ous at­tempts to pre­serve their co­op­er­a­tion.

“This lat­est devel­op­ment will not, in any way, af­fect the Se­lan­gor gov­ern­ment, see­ing that it has re­ceived the full man­date from the Se­lan­gor peo­ple.

“The Se­lan­gor gov­ern­ment, un­der the lead­er­ship of Men­teri Be­sar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, will con­tinue to func­tion as usual,” she said yes­ter­day.

Pas Syura Coun­cil sec­re­tary Datuk Dr Mohd Nik Zawawi Salleh, af­ter a press con­fer­ence ear­lier on the same day, had re­port­edly said the co­op­er­a­tion with PKR ended with im­me­di­ate ef­fect due to three rea­sons.

These in­cluded PKR not sup­port­ing Pas in some of its Is­lamic agen­das, such as Act 355; be­ing crit­i­cal of Pas lead­er­ship and prin­ci­ples; and for work­ing with oth­ers that were try­ing to top­ple the Ke­lan­tan gov­ern­ment dur­ing the Sun­gai Be­sar and Kuala Kangsar by-elec­tions last year.

In re­sponse, Dr Wan Az­izah said PKR had, in prin­ci­ple, sup­ported Pas’ ef­fort to strengthen the syariah courts as stated in the me­dia state­ment by for­mer op­po­si­tion leader Datuk Seri An­war Ibrahim on April 8.

She said his state­ment was PKR’s of­fi­cial stand on the mat­ter.

Datuk Seri Dr Wan Az­izah Is­mail

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