DPM: Shadow Cabinet move does not reflect Pakatan co-operation

Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

PAGOH - Pakatan Rakyat's move to form a shadow Cabinet does not reflect real co-operation among its political partners, said Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

The Deputy Prime Minister said Pakatan tried to form the Cabinet after the general election, but failed because the parties could not agree on certain matters.

"It looks as if they are united, but they are not, because of clear, extraordinary differences among them," he said, alluding to the many disputes between PKR, DAP and PAS on major issues such as hudud.

"Perhaps now the people will question whether Pakatan is capable of forming a strong, cohesive government to ensure their well-being. This is a question for the people, so, we will let the people judge," he said after attending a briefing on the Pagoh parliamentary constituency's development plans yesterday.

Muhyiddin, who is Barisan Nasional deputy chairman, was commenting on Opposition Leader Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail's promise to revive the Pakatan shadow Cabinet as a check against the Barisan government.

On Tuesday, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said he was not confident that a Pakatan shadow Cabinet would work because of his party's inability to work with PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang. He said DAP had instead formed its own shadow Cabinet.

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