Perak Pakatan doesn't discount possibility of forming govt with BN, says source


  • Nation
  • Friday, 04 Dec 2020

IPOH: Perak Pakatan Harapan does not discount the notion of working with Barisan Nasional to form the next state government but a decision on this would need to be made by federal leaders.

A source in Perak Pakatan confirmed that discussions were being held by the coalition at the federal level and they would have the final say.

"Discussions started when we heard about the motion of confidence. It is a possibility.

"It was among a few options, including the unity government or letting Perikatan Nasional remain in power," he said when contacted Friday (Dec 4).

"We however, do not agree to a snap election due to the current situation with Covid-19," he said.

"Things are being deliberated seriously as there could be implications, affecting and triggering other states too," he added.

Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu lost the motion of confidence in him as Perak Mentri Besar after receiving 10 votes in favour, while 48 voted against him and one abstained in a bloc vote during the state assembly sitting on Friday.

The source, who wished to remain anonymous, said he personally could not imagine a unity government.

"We cannot work with individual parties and need to enter any decision as a coalition.

"Then there is still the resistance between Umno and DAP to work together, which is a core problem," he said.

"For us, the best-case outcome is to vote Faizal out for betraying Pakatan. Anything else for us is secondary," he added.

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