With Pakatan dead, PKR seeks to build new pact
Published:  Jun 17, 2015 11:16 AM
Updated: Jun 18, 2015 12:48 AM

PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said her party will lead efforts to rebuild an opposition political coalition following the death of Pakatan Rakyat.


"PKR will continue to pioneer efforts to build a coalition among political parties, non-governmental organisations, groups and influential individuals to defeat BN," she said in a statement today.


However, Wan Azizah did not give specifics on what kind of composition the coalition will be.


This follows the party's acknowledgment that Pakatan has ceased to exist formally.


"PKR truly appreciates the cooperation that has been achieved together with PAS and DAP before this along with the support of the rakyat in enabling Pakatan to secure 52 percent of the popular vote in 13th General Election," she said.


Wan Azizah said the strong support for the seven-year-old Pakatan was due to its common policy framework and a desire among the rakyat to see real change.

Even though DAP formally announced Pakatan's demise yesterday, the coalition had not worked for almost a year.

DAP had constantly attacked PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang for refusing to abide by Pakatan's common policy framework, refusing to attend its meetings, and overruling the coalition's decisions.

This prompted PAS to pass a motion proposing the severing of ties with DAP at its muktamar earlier this month.

In response, DAP, after its central executive committee on Monday, declared Pakatan was dead as the coalition cannot exist without any one member.

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