Wan Azizah remains coy about PKR's relationship with PAS and GHB

Wan Azizah remains coy about PKR's relationship with PAS and GHB
Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Wan Azizah Wan Ismail giving her opening policy speech during the party’s 10th national congress at Stadium Melawati in Shah Alam on 23 August 2014.

BUTTERWORTH - PKR is still coy about whe­ther it will break up with PAS and embrace Gerakan Harapan Baru (GHB) to form a new opposition pact.

PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the party was "friends with everyone", including rival party Umno if they (Umno) shared the same common policy framework and platform.

"We will combine with NGOs (non-governmental organisations) or whoever. We are open, actually.

"All we want is to provide a solution to the political and economic crises affecting our country. We are against abuse of power, corruption and all ills such as poor governance. There needs to be accountability in our country.

"PKR welcomes those who share the same views and struggles to find a solution to these national crises," Dr Wan Azizah told a press conference after a closed-door meeting with PKR members here yesterday.

Asked to comment on a threat by PAS spiritual leader Datuk Dr Haron Din to sever ties with PKR if they formed a new coalition with GHB, Dr Wan Azizah said it was only published in a local daily and she had to "check first".

PKR deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali, who was also present, said PKR saw an urgent need for Malaysians, political parties and civil societies to unite and face the various crises affecting the country.

"We have made our position clear and listened to our friends in PAS and DAP. The si­tuation now is different because of the crises. PKR has a crucial role to play to ensure that all parties and the people come together to save the country," he said.

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