Amanah men play down talk of PKR split


Hatta Ramli and Khalid Samad say “differences in opinions” have been misreported as a division in the PH party.

(Free Malaysia Today) – Two Parti Amanah Negara officials today dismissed talk of a split in PKR as exaggerations and rumours.

The two – Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad and Kuala Krai MP Hatta Ramli – were responding to news reports of internal rivalry in the Pakatan Harapan coalition member over whether PAS should be persuaded to join the pact.

Both Khalid and Hatta are central committee members of Amanah, a party led by defectors from PAS.

Hatta told FMT that all members of Pakatan Harapan (PH) were still open to broadening the coalition with the addition of other opposition parties.

“I don’t believe there’s a split in PKR, but merely strong differences in opinions, which do happen in any political party,” he said.

Khalid agreed, saying that everyone in PH wanted PAS to join the coalition.

He said the only split happened before the formation of PH. “It was on the question of whether we should wait for PAS to agree before we form the coalition or to go ahead while keeping the door open to PAS,” he said. “The second option was the more realistic.”