Johor polls: Warisan not keen to work with others, says Shafie

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 26 Jan 2022

KOTA KINABALU: Parti Warisan is not keen on working with any other party except for Malaysian United Democratic Alliance (Muda) for the upcoming Johor polls – or any other election for that matter, says Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal.

The Warisan president said he has worked with almost everyone since his Umno days – from Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, to name a few.

“But when we work with Umno, what happened? Things didn’t go so well for the country,

“Then I worked with Pakatan Harapan, and back to working with Anwar, Lim Guan Eng, Lim Kit Siang,” he said after a Chinese New Year walkabout at Inanam near here on Wednesday (Jan 26).

He was responding to PKR president Anwar’s plan to cooperate with other Opposition parties such as Warisan, Muda and Pejuang to take on Barisan Nasional in Johor, stating that only a united Opposition can bring Barisan down.

Shafie reiterated how Warisan presented another choice for Malaysians and it was vital for Warisan to take care of its own backyard first.

Asked if Warisan had decided if would contest in the Johor state election, he said discussions have yet to be made with Muda president Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman on this.

He also said that an announcement would be made in Johor next month, without giving further details.

Shafie said an in-depth study on the sentiment in Johor is needed before making any decision.

He said entering Peninsular Malaysia is not new for him as he had been actively involved in 17 by-elections in the peninsula when he was with Umno.

“It will not be easy but we have friends there and in Johor,” he said.

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