Guan Eng: Pakatan can’t face 14GE without settling debate on hudud, PM-designate


(Malay Mail Online) – The DAP reminded its allies in Pakatan Rakyat (PR) today that all three member parties must agree on “a coherent and consistent policy agenda” to convince fence sitters to vote against Barisan Nasional in the next general election.

This can only be achieved if three-party opposition pact comes to a definite stand on key issues like hudud and PR’s pick for prime minister, apart from presenting a united front, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said.

“The partisan bases of each of the Pakatan Rakyat parties can only get us so far,” he said.

“Pakatan Rakyat would not be able to enter the next election not having agreed upon who would be the next Prime Minister nor on a clear and definite position that there will be no hudud laws,” said Lim.

He also said that “there can be no repeat” of the Selangor mentri besar crisis, which saw the pact’s parties in loggerheads over the choice of candidate for the post.