Robert Ling Mukhriz Mahathir PAS Kedah Dr Robert Ling Mukhriz Mahathir PKR Bersatu
Picture of representational purposes only. PIX: FAREEZ FADZIL / MalaysiaGazette / 10 OCTOBER 2018

KUALA LUMPUR – The Kedah PAS leadership alleged that there is a rift in Pakatan Harapan (PH) in the state, thus making it difficult for the coalition to continue to rule Kedah.

The situation could be seen clearly from the statement made by the Sidam State Assemblyman (ADUN), Dr. Robert Ling Kui Ee last Monday on his Facebook, questioning the decision of sacking his deputy of Sungai Petani PKR Branch and many other branch leaders in Kedah.

The statement, according to the Kedah PAS Commissioner Ahmad Yahaya, showed that the ADUN was not in line with the PH state leadership. Besides that, there were also rumours about several PKR ADUNs being not satisfied with the state leadership.

According to him, the Menteri Besar of Kedah, Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir is no longer the PH Kedah Chairman, thus, he could only watch but has no right in interfering with the PH ADUNs from PKR as the union between PKR and Bersatu is no longer valid.

“Mukhriz is also in a very weak state now. Out of the six ADUN from Kedah Bersatu, not even half of them are on his side as Mukhriz had failed to improve many things,” said Ahmad Yahya.

Elaborating further, the ADUNs from Parti Bersatu Pribumi Malaysia (Bersatu) in Kedah are also confused by Bersatu which is still working with PH to form an opposition state, thus, it opposes the flow as the Prime Minister is the President of their own party.

“Basically, PH is crippled and it has lost its majority to lead the state government of Kedah. The change of the state government can no longer be avoided now,” he said.

Ahmad Yahaya said, taking into consideration of the development, Kedah PAS which owns 15 state seats which is also the highest number of seats among the parties in the state, is ready to lead the administration of the state.

On the spirit of Muafakat Nasional Pas – UMNO, he said that two other seats belonging to UMNO have given them 17 state assembly seats.

He is also confident with the credibility of the Menteri Besar candidate from PAS who has clean record and experience of leading the state in 2009 – 2013.

“The mess in the political climate portrayed by PH has given a negative impact on their focus to develop the state. The people are at the receiving end of the squabble between the leaders of PH,” he said.

Last Monday, Dr. Robert Ling Kui Ee challenged the leadership of Parti Keadilan Nasional (PKR) to sack him from the party.

“When do you want to suspend me? Are you afraid to sack me? Afraid of losing the state (Kedah)?” he said in his Facebook today, expressing his disappointment on PKR which suspended the Deputy Chief of his Branch, Youth Chief and two other committee members of the branch.

According to Ling, PKR’s action was unfair as they targeted non-people’s representative members.

“When the world is fighting Covid-19, a party in Malaysia prefers to sack and suspend the membership of its own members. That party is PKR,” he said. -MalaysiaGazette

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