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Penang Umno unfazed, says it will now gear up for GE14
Published:  Jul 31, 2016 5:04 PM
Updated: 10:20 AM

To Penang Umno, DAP's decision not to go for snap polls is not shocking as the party has failed to obtain the consensus of its ally, PKR.

"DAP's failure to convince PKR shows that there is no unity between the three Pakatan Harapan allies...each party has its own political agenda," said state Umno liaison chief Zainal Abidin Osman.

"The squabbles and quarrels between the top DAP and PKR leaders in the media is proof that there is no understanding between them about the early elections," he added, in a press statement today.

He was referring to the announcement by Lim today that the DAP will no longer pursue its proposal to hold snap polls.

Lim said PKR has informed him that the party did not agree with the idea as it feared losing seats if fresh polls were called.

DAP said it would not announce snap polls unilaterally as the party will only do so by consensus.

Zainal continued to urge Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng to resign with honour since he was charged with two counts of graft.

He said Lim ought to step aside as he has failed to convince his allies about the plan for snap polls.

"It's a sign of personal political failure for Lim as CM and DAP secretary general, often shows off as if his party is the dominant one among the opposition parties," Zainal said.

"Penang Umno will continue with its preparations and cooperate with our friends in the BN component parties to prepare for the 14th general election," he added.