Future of Pakatan Rakyat Selangor unclear post-PAS Muktamar - Tony Pua

Tony Phua said the Pakatan Rakyat in Selangor has undoubtedly entered unchartered waters, following the recently concluded PAS Muktamar.

Tony Phua said the Pakatan Rakyat in Selangor has undoubtedly entered unchartered waters, following the recently concluded PAS Muktamar. | Astro Awani
It will not be 'business as usual' for the Pakatan Rakyat, post the PAS's 61st Muktamar, said DAP's Tony Pua.

He said as a result of PAS's Muktamar's decision to sever all ties and stop political cooperation with DAP, Pakatan Rakyat in Selangor has undoubtedly entered unchartered waters.

He said it is inconceivable for anyone to think or believe that Pakatan Rakyat can continue to exist in its current state given the above unequivocal motion.

"The Pakatan Rakyat government comprises of three political parties which subscribed to a common policy platform. However, when the common policy platform is breached, compounded by the decision of one party to stop cooperation with another within the coalition, then the coalition naturally collapses," he said in a media statement, today.

"How does the Government function, when the state executive councillors (Exco) of PAS refuses to cooperate with the Exco from DAP when carrying out their respective duties? Can one even imagine how surreal the state Exco meeting will be, with the PAS Exco ignoring the DAP Excos or pretending that they don’t exist?," he asked.

He said the problem does not only exist within the Executive Council but at all levels of the Selangor government.

"Will PAS local councillors for example, pay no heed to all comments, suggestions and proposals by DAP local councillors when carrying out their responsibilities at the local government level?," he questioned.

He said the burning question now is what form of political realignment will take place to allow a new coalition government to remain in power in Selangor.

"In the weeks and months to come, the search for new paths by the progressives and all other Malay moderate opinion leaders to fill the vacuum would see major political realignments in Malaysian politics," he said.

The DAP Selangor chairman said the ability for this gap to be filled will determine the future of the new coalition for Selangor.

"The failure of this gap to be filled, which will allow a tenable coalition which subscribes firmly to the “Common Policy Platform” endorsed by the Rakyat in the last general election, may lead to a collapse of the Selangor state government and for elections to be called," he warned.

He said the DAP will engage and discuss with DAP Central Executive Committee and abide by any decision which is made at the national level.