Selasa, 2 April 2013
GE13: Mohd Zin: Pakatan not a united pact.?
Talk of PKR president Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail contesting in Selangor and becoming its next Mentri Besar is a sign of uncertainty within the Opposition, said Selangor Barisan Nasional coordinator Datuk Seri Mohd Zin Mohamed.
“They (Pakatan) seem uncertain even as the polls loom. It is an indication that they are not as united as they want the people to believe,” he said.
He added that the Opposition was flip-flopping as to who would helm the state if they won.
“Initially, there was talk of PKR deputy president Azmin Ali replacing Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim as the Mentri Besar.
“Now it is Khalid who is saying that Dr Wan Azizah is eligible to take over his position,” he said.
He cited the indecisiveness with regard to seat allocation in Kedah, Johor and Perak as examples of the deep structural problems within Pakatan, which has led to a rift between PKR, DAP and PAS.
“See what has happened to PKR's former Johor chief Datuk Chua Jui Meng. He has gone missing after being left out of the list in favour of Lim Kit Siang contesting Gelang Patah,” he said.
Even Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, he added, had indicated the possibility of leaving the Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat for one in Selangor or Perak.
“They (Opposition) promised a united pact. However, PKR, DAP and PAS are now speaking for themselves and not as Pakatan,” he added.
On Thursday, Dr Wan Azizah, who is unable to contest for a Parliamentary seat after vacating her Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat on July 31, 2008, for husband Anwar to contest, said she was eligible to contest a state seat.
On a separate matter, Mohd Zin, who is making the final rounds inspecting 22 parliamentary and 894 polling district centres in Selangor, described the mood of the Barisan election machinery here as upbeat and positive compared to 2008.
“We have been working very hard and the feedback we have been receiving is positive,” he added.