PKR plans to serve as ‘bridge’ between PAS and DAP


  • Nation
  • Monday, 08 Jun 2015

PETALING JAYA: PKR will play peace­­maker between its Pakatan Rakyat partners DAP and PAS to help them resolve their worsening relationship.

In a statement issued to reporters after the monthly PKR leadership council meeting, the party said it would lead efforts to serve as a “bridge” to defend the grouping, which was set up after the 2008 general election.

In the meeting yesterday, PKR discussed the latest political developments concerning its partners.

“We will meet PAS and DAP leaders soon to discuss this,” it said.

Ties between the two parties strained in recent months, the latest escalation being the adoption of a resolution endorsed during the PAS muktamar last week to sever ties with DAP.

This came in the wake of DAP’s earlier move to cut ties with PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang – but not the Islamist party – due to several reasons.

These include Abdul Hadi’s strong stance in favour of hudud and his objection to PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail replacing Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim as Selangor mentri besar.

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said that as Penang Chief Minister, he would accept without question the resignation of PAS representatives holding positions in the state government and agencies, while party adviser Lim Kit Siang said “what was left now are the funeral rites” for Pakatan.

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