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Posted: 31 May 2016 02:18 AM PDT
The Deputy Home Minister said the rift among the parties, which has been further compounded by PKR's vice-president Rafizi Ramli's allegation of graft in the Selangor state administration, clearly shows that "Pakatan is a hopeless pact".
"Before this, they were Pakatan Rakyat, now they are Pakatan Harapan. Very soon, they will be 'pakatan tak ada harapan' (a hopeless pact)' or 'pakatan tak boleh harap (an unreliable pact)'.
"The DAP cannot get along with PAS. PKR is basically (Datuk Seri) Anwar (Ibrahim)'s family against the rest. They cannot get along, so how can they 'pakat (form a pact)?'
"They cannot even work together in the Selangor government. Forget about forming a government at the national level," he told the press after opening the Malaysia Security Services Association's 24th annual general meeting here Tuesday.
Nur Jazlan, who is also Umno supreme council member, said Barisan Nasional would take advantage of the split among the Opposition parties to strengthen the coalition.
"We also have to help our component parties like MIC, MCA and Gerakan to get back on their feet and contribute in a way that they used to," he said.
Asked if the recent uproar over PAS' Private Members' Bill on syariah laws could hinder efforts to make Barisan stronger, Nur Jazlan said "sensibility will prevail".
"The Bill was just a proposal, not a resolution. It has to be voted on and there has been a lot of misunderstanding.
"There will be many debates from now on. But I think that sensibility will prevail.
"The MPs will make a decision which is in the best interest of the country," he added.
Posted: 31 May 2016 01:23 AM PDT
"Our constitution is very clear. If you contest on an independent platform or any other platform without Umno's consent you will be automatically sacked," he told The Star Online on Tuesday.
He gave the example of Perkasa chief Datuk Ibrahim Ali who contested the 2004 general election as an independent in the Pasir Mas seat.
Earlier on Tuesday, Pusat Bandar Taman Chempaka Umno Youth deputy secretary Syed Rosli Harman Jamalullail announced his intentions to contest the Kuala Kangsar by-election, saying he was not happy with Barisan's decision to field Datin Mastura Mohd Yazid as a candidate.
Mastura, who is Datuk Wan Mohammad Khai-ril Anuar Wan Ahmad's widow, is Barisan's candidate for the June 18 by-election.
The Kuala Kangsar parliamentary seat fell vacant following the death of Wan Mohammad Khai-ril.
He was among six killed in a helicopter crash on May 5 in Sebuyau, Sarawak.
Clause 20.10 of the Umno Constitution states that any Umno member contesting a general election as an independent candidate will be expelled from the party.
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