Wan Azizah: Solve urgent problems in Pakatan

Modified 15 Jun 2015, 7:14 am

PKR said there is an urgent need to review the working relationship in Pakatan Rakyat. This follows the PAS muktamar decision two weeks ago to sever ties with DAP.

Its president Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said they acknowledged problems within the coalition.

She urged all leaders of the three parties - PKR, DAP and PAS - to overcome these challenges with utmost wisdom in order to strengthen the coalition of progressive political parties that adhere to the Pakatan Rakyat Common Policy Framework.

"PKR hereby suggests that continued discussions be held with political parties and NGOs within the wider framework of civil society in order to shape the future direction of a strong Malaysia.

"It is our collective responsibility to revitalise the faith of the rakyat towards Pakatan in our struggle for change. Key issues such as economic and educational reforms, the tackling of corruption and abuse of power as well as the fight against the injustices of the UMNO-BN must be continued," she said in a statement today.

This is the first statement by Wan Azizah after the furore of the PAS muktamar where the highest decision body of PAS passed a motion by the dewan ulama - to sever ties with DAP - without debate.

However the new PAS leadership which is dominated by conservatives, said that the motion would need to be approved by the syura council and central leadership first.

Leaders from the progressive camp, however, said that the motion to cut ties with DAP was final.

Defeated leaders Mohamad Sabu ( photo ) and Mujahid Yusof Rawa have since resigned their posts in the Penang government.

DAP Selangor had also asked PKR Menteri Besar, Azmin Ali, to choose between it and PAS.

Wan Azizah however reminded all that the key policies of the Selangor model of administration have produced tremendous results in housing, microcredit assistance and sustainable education, to become a catalyst in the fight for change at federal level.

"Therefore, I call upon key party leaders to continue to strengthen the relationship and understanding cultivated since 15 years ago. Solidarity in a political cooperation such as this has ignited the imagination of the rakyat and given new hope to Malaysia," she said.

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