Anwar urged to resolve dispute over allocation of seats


  • Nation
  • Monday, 27 Aug 2012

GEORGE TOWN: Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim should step in and resolve the alleged dispute between PKR and DAP over seat allocation in Penang for the coming general election, said Penang Malay Congress president Rahmad Isahak.

“It has become clear that segments in PKR do not like the overbearing style of Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng based on the transcript of a conversation among PKR leaders.

“This is not some NGO or Barisan Nasional making callous remarks. It came supposedly from within the Pakatan Rakyat ranks - allegedly from Penang PKR chairman Datuk Mansor Othman,” he said.

Rahmad was referring to the news reports which quoted Mansor as describing Lim as “cocky, arrogant and tokong (deity)”, in what was apparently a leaked citation from a conversation with other Chinese PKR leaders here.

He said the congress was not bothered by the name-calling or the alleged criticism of Lim, as it was part of politics.

“What's important is that Anwar must be aware that there is a declining interest within PKR over the need to field more Malay candidates.”

The congress is said to be an impartial civil movement entity, but Rahmad stressed that it was formed to uphold the Malay political rights in Penang which he claimed had eroded.

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