We’ve been hit before, PH won’t work with PN in GE15, says Rafizi
We’ve been hit before. The people also know that if the intentions are not right and if they (other parties) are only using the excuse of toppling BN, their principles are not compatible and the (resulting) government will not be stable.
(FMT) – PKR deputy president Rafizi Ramli says Pakatan Harapan (PH) will not cooperate with Perikatan Nasional (PN) in the next general election (GE15).
PN chairman Muhyiddin Yassin had said during the coalition’s convention on Saturday that it was open to the idea of teaming up with other parties to face Barisan Nasional (BN) in GE15 as it would be difficult to defeat “the main enemy” in multi-cornered fights.
However, Rafizi said PH had decided at a recent meeting it would “continue to campaign in the election as PH”.
“Our paths are too different. Right now, it’s a full stop,” he was quoted as saying yesterday by Utusan Malaysia.
“We’ve been hit before. The people also know that if the intentions are not right and if they (other parties) are only using the excuse of toppling BN, their principles are not compatible and the (resulting) government will not be stable.
“It will be just like what happened before.”
The Sheraton Move in 2020 saw BN, Bersatu, PAS and a faction led by PKR’s then deputy president, Azmin Ali, join forces to topple the PH government.
Dr Mahathir Mohamad resigned as chairman of Bersatu after stepping down as prime minister, with Bersatu president Muhyiddin going on to form the government under the PN banner.
While he did not mention any names, Rafizi said if parties involved in “backstabbing” and “treachery” only wanted to collaborate when elections were near, it gave the impression that they were only interested in positions.
He was speaking to reporters after the Ayuh Malaysia Truck Tour programme at the Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium parking lot in Paroi, Negeri Sembilan, last night.
At the PN convention, Muhyiddin said he had held talks on cooperation in GE15 with leaders of other parties after the Johor election in March.
“But that was in the past. If now they feel the general election is nearing and they want to have discussions, we are open to that,” he said.