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Pakatan Rakyat may cease to exist, says Lim Kit Siang

Pakatan Rakyat may cease to exist, says Lim Kit Siang
Pakatan Rakyat has ceased to exist following PAS Muktamar's resolution to cut ties with DAP, said DAP Advisor, Lim Kit Siang.
KUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Rakyat (PR) may cease to exist following the resolution taken by PAS Muktamar to sever ties with DAP.

This is the opinion given by DAP Advisor, Lim Kit Siang, who is questioning the action taken by PAS to refer the motion to the Majlis Syura and the central PAS Committee to be reviewed. 
"I have read the PAS Constitution, and in particular Article 7 which states that PAS Muktamar is the highest decision-making body in the party, unless the PAS Muktamar resolution violates the “hukum yang tertinggi sekali dalam peganan PAS ialah KITABULLAH dan SUNNAH RASUL serta IJMAK, ULAMAK dan QIAS yang terang dan nyata”.

"Was there any complaint to the Dewan Syura that the PAS Muktamar motion to cut ties with DAP without debate violates “hukum”?
"If there was a complaint that the PAS Muktamar motion to cut off ties with DAP violates “hukum”, who will be the defendants – the PAS President and the entire PAS Ulama leadership? This is unthinkable," he said in a press statement today.

He said the motion was meant to be of instant effect, as there was no qualifying clause subjecting it to the review either by the Majlis Syura or the central committee.

"For reasons best known to the new PAS leadership, having killed Pakatan Rakyat at the 61st PAS Muktamar, the new PAS leaders have chosen to claim that the Muktamar motion to cut ties with DAP has still to be approved by its Majlis Syura and central committee, which nullifies the clear provision in the PAS Constitution that the PAS Muktamar is the  highest decision-making body in the party.

"This is no reason however why Malaysians should not give an ordinary and reasonable interpretation to the PAS Constitution stipulating that PAS Muktamar is the highest decision-making body of the party and the clear-cut intention of the PAS Muktamar motion for PAS to cut ties with DAP - noting that there was no conditions qualifying the Muktamar motion such as review by the Syura Council and the central committee, or  that the implementation of the resolution should be kept on hold until there is such a review by Majlis Syura and Central Committee," he said.

He added that he is not aware that the PAS Central Committee can overrule the Muktamar, which will be a contradiction in terms as it violates the PAS Constitution stipulating that the Muktamar is the highest decision-making body of PAS.

"Which provision in the PAS Constitution gives the PAS Central Committee such powers to overrule the Muktamar?

"Be that as it may, as a result of the PAS Muktamar motion, Pakatan Rakyat has ceased to exist and we have to face the consequences arising from such a PAS Muktamar motion."