Speak with one voice, Zaid tells Pakatan

(The Star) GEORGE TOWN: Pakatan Rakyat leaders need to sit down and come up with a concrete proposal on how the alliance can speak with one voice.

PKR supreme council member Datuk Zaid Ibrahim said Pakatan leaders should not criticise each other publicly and bring up issues which might not be relevant to the people.

He said the people who supported the Opposition wanted a political bloc that served the interests of all Malaysians.

“They want a unified Opposition. Leaders in Pakatan must sit down and come up with a cohesive policy on all matters particularly in states under their administration,” said Zaid who has been appointed the chief co-ordinator in Pakatan.

Zaid expressed disappointment with the bickering among Pakatan leaders in Penang and Selangor, saying the problems were spilling beyond the core of governance into matters related to race and religion.

Zaid said Pakatan leaders at all levels must think of the bigger picture.

“We must weigh issues to see which one is worth championing or having a debate about. I will continue to serve PKR and Pakatan but I can only suggest. I hope the leaders will take heed.

“We cannot pretend to be together when we cannot be. In every relationship or partnership, there are problems but we must overcome them.

Zaid said the selling of beer in Selangor was not about race or religion and it did not make sense to divide the state into Muslim and non-Muslim areas.