Peace in Pakatan might not happen Sunday, DAP chief says ahead of meeting


(Malay Mail Online) – The open spat between DAP and PAS that has undermined the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) alliance may not be resolved this Sunday, Lim Guan Eng said today.

The DAP secretary-general said the long-overdue leadership meeting scheduled this weekend is the best platform for the two allies to settle their disagreements over the PAS’s push for hudud enforcement and DAP’s plea to revive the third vote, “based on facts and not slander”.

But Lim voiced his apprehension that it may not happen.

“It depends if it can be ironed out or not,” the Penang chief minister told reporters here after launching a pedestrian bridge upgrading works at Komtar.

Lim said the three-way meeting with PR partner PKR cannot go on if PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang doesn’t turn up.

“We’ve got our assurances that Hadi will come. If he fails to attend, the meeting will not proceed. That is not my decision, it’s a decision by DAP’s central executive committee,” he added.

The PR presidential council meetings have not been held for months after Hadi stopped attending.

Miffed by the PAS leader’s repeated absences, the DAP central leadership said its leaders too will skip the presidential meetings unless Hadi himself attends.