Pakatan Rakyat no longer exists, says DAP's Lim Guan Eng

Pakatan Rakyat no longer exists, says DAP's Lim Guan Eng
Lim said the party accepted PASs 61st Muktamars motion to sever ties with the party.
KUALA LUMPUR: DAP’s secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said the DAP central executive committee (CEC) had unanimously resolved that Pakatan Rakyat ceases to exist.

Lim said the party accepted PAS’s 61st Muktamar’s motion to sever ties with the party.

“As Pakatan Rakyat was formed by the three parties based on consensus and bound by the Common Policy Framework, the PAS Muktamar’s motion effectively killed off Pakatan Rakyat,” Lim said in a press statement today.

However, DAP said it will continue working with PKR and other forces who want to end Barisan Nasional’s rule.

“DAP will work towards a broad based and principled new coalition that shall emerge to fill the political vacuum that can rekindle hopes of change to realise our Malaysian dream for a better future for all,” he said.
Lim said DAP will also support Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali to reframe the state government with a new functioning coalition.

The PR was formed on 1st April 2008 by the DAP, PAS and PKR following the March 8, 2008 general election.

Lim also blamed PAS’s leadership, led by Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang for the death of PR, in particular the Selangor MB crisis and hudud.

“Decisions agreed upon at Majlis Pimpinan was violated by PAS President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, which resulted in near-paralysis of the coalition,” he said.

Lim said the near-paralysis of PR was exacerbated by Abdul Hadi’s willingness to forge a unity government with UMNO and his support for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

“The breach of promise made personally by Hadi at the Pakatan Rakyat Majlis Pimpinan on 10th February to discuss the hudud laws proposed by PAS first with Pakatan Rakyat partners at Majlis Pimpinan before being tabled to the Kelantan State Assembly or a private motion by Hadi in Parliament further immobilised the entire Pakatan Rakyat Majlis Pimpinan.,” he said.

Lim said, the breach of promise by Abdul Hadi was followed by the momentous decision at the PAS Muktamar, which had accepted without debate a motion to sever ties with the DAP.

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PAS’s 61st Muktamar had accepted a motion without debate to sever all ties with DAP following several statements from the party leaders attacking PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang especially on hudud related matters.

However, the motion also wanted PAS to maintain the tahaluf siyasi or political cooperation in the opposition pact with the PKR.

Earlier, DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang had warned that may cease to exist following the resolution taken by PAS Muktamar to sever ties with DAP.

READ: Pakatan Rakyat may cease to exist, says Lim Kit Siang


Azmin on the other hand, had refused to be comment on the crisis and had descrived the tension between PAS and DAP as a child’s play.

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