‘Vot­ers think Pakatan can’t gov­ern’

New Straits Times - - News -

SHAH ALAM: PKR Youth chief Nik Nazmi Nik Ah­mad ad­mit­ted yes­ter­day he be­lieves that the ma­jor­ity of vot­ers think Pakatan Hara­pan was not ready to gov­ern the coun­try.

In his open­ing speech at the wing’s an­nual congress, he said a “tragedy” within the op­po­si­tion pact had made the peo­ple an­gry and dis­ap­pointed with its lead­er­ship.

With­out ex­plain­ing what this “tragedy” was, he said it had given the peo­ple the im­pres­sion that the op­po­si­tion was not ready to take the helm of the coun­try.

“Like it or not, surely the ma­jor­ity of vot­ers who put their faith in us dur­ing the 13th Gen­eral Elec­tion feel an­gry, dis­ap­pointed and un­sat­is­fied now fol­low­ing the is­sues in the pact. It is a big tragedy.

“Our strong op­po­si­tion men­tal­ity has made us un­able to man­age our dif­fer­ences ma­turely, thus cre­at­ing the per­cep­tion that we are not ready to gov­ern.”

While Nik Nazmi did not spec­ify the “tragedy”, the fact that he said “is­sues in the pact” hinted to fray­ing ties of par­ties within Pakatan Hara­pan.

This in­cluded the spat be­tween Pas and DAP, and most re­cently the end­ing of po­lit­i­cal co­op­er­a­tion be­tween Pas and PKR.

PKR Youth del­e­gates at their na­tional congress in Shah Alam yes­ter­day.

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