Friday, March 05, 2010

Pakatan Rakyat Malaysia in 5 years ... maybe

Home Minister Hishamuddin Hussein's 'selective memory' could be the hurdle to the early registration of the opposition coalition Pakatan Rakyat.

NONEPakatan Rakyat coordinator Zaid Ibrahim said this at a press conference in his residence today, suggesting that the opposition coalition may not be able to be registered in time for the next general elections due in three years.

With a pinch of sarcasm, he added, "If I am Ibrahim Ali, than the process would have been faster, but me being Zaid Ibrahim, I guess the process will take another five years."

Earlier, Registrar of Societies (ROS) recommended the name, Pakatan Rakyat Malaysia, in response to the application filed to get registered as a coalition in November last year.

The name was chosen to reflect national identity and was agreed to by PAS vice-president Salahuddin Ayub and other member parties of the Pakatan.

Double standards

After the press conference, he told reporters that the double standards practised by the home minister in approving Suara Perkasa and prolonging the waiting period for Pakatan Rakyat Malaysia is really apparent.

He said the 'pro-active government' had also ignored a Pakatan letter on the issue.

On bad apples in the party, he said people who disagree with most decisions taken by the party should leave.

"I pray that people like Zulkifli Nordin will leave the party as he is only a mischief maker," he said.

He also dismissed the reasons given by the turncoat coalition parliamentarians for abandoning the party as mere excuses.

courtesy of Malaysiakini

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