Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The PR leadership council is the best place to resolve the DAP PAS spat and it must meet the earliest



Press Statement by M. Kula Segaran, DAP National Vice Chairman and MP for Ipoh Barat in Ipoh on 1st February 2015
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The PR leadership council is the best place to resolve the DAP PAS spat and it must meet the earliest

The DAP stand to reintroduce of local council elections is clear. From the inception of DAP in1966, we have been pushing for the third vote vigorously. Even the DAP led Penang state government has passed state law for the reintroduction of the third vote which was supported by all the PR component parties in Penang.

When the Election Commission resisted the call to have the introduction of the third vote, the Penang government took the Election Commission to court. Although the Federal Court disagreed with the wants of the Penang government, the justification by the court to disallow same is unjustifiable.

In the PR common frame word, we are also hoping for the third vote to be a reality.

Unfortunately, the Secretary General of PAS Datuk Mustaffa Ali has now said the third vote is not feasible. He has taken the issue to the public domain.

Mustaffa’s call for an open debate with DAP Secretary General Lim Guan Eng is most unnecessary and his attacks are unwarranted.

Let's not question the credibility of Lim Guan Eng. He went to jail not for his personal gain but as a touch bearer of hope for the people. He has steadfastly articulated for all Malaysians and can be seen in the fruitful polices which touch all and the sundry in Penang.

It cannot be denied this open debate challenge issue is now seen as the factor which may damage our common relationship built over the years in the PR.
 
If the spat is not resolved early, the PR’s sustainability as a formidable government in the waiting is all but gone. Is this final outcome the wishes of the 52% who voted strongly and prayed for a change of the federal government in the last general election?

The PR leadership council is the best place to resolve the DAP PAS spat and it must meet the earliest.
 

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