DAP: Malaysian opposition alliance no longer exists

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.

PETALING JAYA - DAP has declared that Pakatan Rakyat no longer exists.

In a statement on Tuesday, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng (pic) said the party's Central Executive Committee (CEC) accepted the PAS muktamar's motion to sever ties with DAP and effectively, that Pakatan Rakyat has ceased to exist.

"As Pakatan Rakyat was formed by the three parties based on consensus and bound by the Common Policy Framework, the PAS Muktamar's motion effectively killed off Pakatan Rakyat. Pakatan Rakyat therefore ceases to exist," he said.

The decision was made during a CEC meeting on Monday night.

Lim claimed that the pact had come to near-paralysis several times during the past year because PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang violated decisions agreed upon at Pakatan's leadership meetings.

He said the near-paralysis was exacerbated by Hadi's willingness to forge a unity government with Umno and his support for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, even after it was revealed that Lembaga Tabung Haji funds were used to purchase land from 1MDB.

Lim said that DAP will work with PKR and all other forces who wanted to see the end of Umno/Barisan Nasional's one-party rule.

Pakatan was formed in April 2008, in the wake of the 12th general election.