Selangor DAP: Too early to discuss cooperation with new PAS movement

Selangor DAP: Too early to discuss cooperation with new PAS movement
Democratic Action Party (DAP) state leader Teng Chang Khim.
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SHAH ALAM - It is too early to think of co-operation between the Selangor state government and the newly-launched Gerakan Harapan Baru (GHB), made up primarily of PAS progressives.

According to Selangor DAP vice chairman Datuk Teng Chang Khim, while GHB is a political entity like PasMa, it not yet registered as a party.

"It is still too early to say. They have not founded a political party yet, how to co-operate?

"They cannot be part of the coalition yet. So we shouldn't get too excited over it," he said when met after hosting a breaking fast event here Monday night.

Asked about how he saw GHB and what role it could play, Teng said it was a positive development.

He added that GHB's members have vast experience in politics.

The movement is made up primarily of PAS progressives such as Mohamad Sabu, Khalid Samad, Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad, Dr Hatta Ramli and Hanipah Maidin, who lost in the recent PAS polls in June.

Former Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Muhammad Muhammad Taib is also part of the movement.

Selangor Backbenchers Club chairman Ng Suee Lim, who was also present at the breaking fast event said he welcomed the movement's formation.

On whether any GHB members could potentially replace current Selangor PAS executive councillors, however, Ng said that it was too early to make predictions.

"Let us wait for the next development.

"I am sure the development will be more exciting and it will attract the attention and interest of the people," the Sekinchan assemblyman said.

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