LABIS: MCA vice-president Datuk Chua Tee Yong has expressed doubt over whether Pakatan Rakyat can put up a strong front after losing two of its leaders.
He stressed that both PKR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and the late PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat were influential not only within their respective parties but also in the opposition front.
"It remains to be seen whether the opposition can still hold their relationship together after losing the two leaders," Chua said after handing out RM250,000 (S$94,700) to about 40 non-governmental organisations in conjunction with the coming Chinese New Year here yesterday.
He said it was doubtful whether the parties within Pakatan would be able to keep working together to reach their common goal of winning the next general election.
"They do not have a common policy. Each party wants to put its struggle first.
"PAS wants to implement hudud, DAP wants a local election and Parti Keadilan wants their leader to become Prime Minister.
They cannot even agree when it comes to policies for the rakyat," he said.
Nik Aziz passed away at his residence in Pulau Melaka, Kota Baru, on Thursday, while Anwar was sent to jail for five years on Tuesday when the Federal Court threw out his appeal after being found guiltcy of sodomising Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan in 2008.