Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Abdul Karim foresees Pakatan Harapan Sarawak breaking up soon

March 21, 2017

SIBU: It is just a matter of time before members of the newly formed Pakatan Harapan Sarawak scramble for seats and fight each other as they have different agendas and goals.

Hence, whether it is Pakatan Rakyat or Pakatan Harapan or Pakatan with or without PAS or Pakatan with or without Amanah makes no difference to Sarawak Barisan Nasional (BN) or the people of Sarawak, said Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

“It is just a loose pact of political parties which have separate agendas and goals in their struggle. 

This loose pact is just meant for the 14th general election…unlike BN, where the coalition is permanent and having a common BN struggle for the people’s wellbeing and the nation.

“Pakatan pact can be easily summarised as a pack of political parties sleeping together but having different dreams. 

It is just a matter of time they get suspicious of each other and start their backstabbing,” he told The Borneo Post yesterday.

Abdul Karim, who is Asajaya assemblyman and PBB Supreme Council member, was commenting on the newly formed Pakatan Harapan Sarawak, comprising DAP Sarawak, PKR Sarawak and Amanah Sarawak, to take on BN in all the 31 parliamentary seats in the state in the coming 14th general election (GE14).

In a joint press statement at the joint press conference at DAP Sarawak headquarters in Kuching on Sunday, DAP Sarawak chairman Chong Chieng Jen, PKR Sarawak chairman Baru Bian and Amanah Sarawak chairman Fidzuan Zaidi also said they had come to a consensus on seat allocation for GE14.

They had said, basically, the agreement was that in GE14 the respective parties would contest the parliamentary seats previously contested by each of them in GE13, with Amanah to contest those seats previously contested by PAS.

On this, Abdul Karim said: “We have seen this drama in the last state election where we saw PKR and DAP candidates fighting each other in numerous constituencies. 

This will be repeated in this forthcoming GE14.

“They might have signed pacts, agreements and understanding…all nicely drafted by their lawyers…but these are meant for the gallery and media only.

“In reality, it is a marriage that is already doomed to fail.”

In GE13 held in May 2013, PKR contested in 15 seats but only won one seat – Miri. 

DAP contested in 11 seats and won five – Bandar Kuching, Stampin, Sibu, Lanang and Sarikei.

Amanah had not been formed then, but it would contest the five seats previously contested by PAS.  

There are a total of 31 parliamentary seats in Sarawak. -The Borneo Post

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