Alliance with Dr M will not solve opposition’s mess, former Selangor MB says


(MMO) – Forming a coalition with the upcoming party led by former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will not solve the opposition’s woes, Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim warned.

The former Selangor mentri besar told daily The Star that the proposed alliance between Pakatan Harapan and the new party would be weak as they cannot see past a short term goal: to oust Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

“They cannot solve whatever problems they are facing through this. This is because as we can see, Amanah has its own stand, PKR has separate principles and DAP is working towards another direction.

“There may be some common agenda but there are also many big disparities within the group,” he was reported saying at his open house yesterday.

The former PKR lawmaker added that the makeshift bloc did not provide a clear long-term game plan for voters.

“There is no clear effort to determine their plan if they are successful in achieving their target.

“I think they are not in harmony. I hope this political trend can be reduced as the Rakyat are already tired of the never-ending political developments,” Khalid stressed.

The independent Bandar Tun Razak MP also distanced himself from the coalition, claiming he was no longer keen on returning to politics after his tumultuous tenure as Selangor mentri besar.

“I want to focus my efforts on other work, especially in helping and promoting Islam in the region,” Khalid explained.

Last Thursday, Dr Mahathir announced the formation of a new party under the Save Malaysia banner which included the support of various leaders from different opposition parties.