In the latest twist to the Perak chief ministership crisis/furore between DAP and PAS, PKR has threatened to pull out of the administration if…
“…eight of the 10 executive council posts will go to DAP while the remaining two going to other parties“. PKR deputy president Syed Husin Ali said “the agreement made between PAS and DAP with regards to the composition of the Perak state exco”.
“In the spirit of sincere openness, we stress that the composition of the exco must reflect the composition of the population of Perak and represent the interests of all ethnic groups fairly,” said Syed Husin.
“We ask that this composition be discussed again and if the composition is not altered to the satisfaction of all parties involved, PKR will not take part in the administration of Perak.”
However, he said that PKR will honour its agreement to support the coalition government.
There seems to be some inconsistency here, coz somewhere else we have Tian Chua, MP for Batu and PKR’s Information Chief saying:
“I don’t think it is any problem that people are putting their thoughts forward and arguing – all this is part of creating a democratic culture. So I won’t characterise this is a form of bickering,” he told Malaysiakini.
“I think a merger is something we have to think about as the next step. Currently, the first thing to do is to present a team that can work together in fulfilling our pledge in the elections. Then parties that feel they have an additional need to cooperate and build with can start talking about mergers. That would be the next step”.
I think it’s really good to think positive, Tian. But right now, some damage control between the 3 parties is needed, and it better be quick.
Looks like everyone is playing everyone out.
Now, I am wondering if the Perak MB appointment of a PAS candidate is a strategy.
Or, can’t I question the decision of the Sultanate?