PEKAN, Jan 3 (Bernama) — Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the political storm among the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) partners proved that the parties did not have a common policy to be able to govern the country.
The deputy prime minister said within a short time after the 12th general election last March, cracks were already showing apart from the parties in PR having different ideologies.
“This is happening when they have not yet ruled the country. As the opposition pact, they seem to be going different ways,” said Najib when met by reporters, here, Saturday.
Najib said the PR parties tried to portray that everything was fine and perfect while actually they were struggling for different causes and different things.
“And in less than a year, the cracks in PR are already showing in terms of policy and stand on issues.
“They do not have a policy to show that they are a genuine pact. Each of the partner determines its policy. PAS has its own policy and so has the DAP and PKR. There’s no common policy to bind them. They’re just deceiving the people,” he added.
Najib hoped that the people, especially the voters in the Kuala Terengganu by-election, would be able to see the realities and make a rational decision.
On the by-election which will be held on Jan 17, he said the contest would be stiff but was confident that Barisan Nasional (BN) would emerge victorious.
“It’ll be tough but the BN has several advantages compared to its situation in the Permatang Pauh by-election (last August),” he said.
About the opposition which had started making personal attacks on the BN candidate, Najib said it was monotoring the situation.
“The election campaign has various stages and methods such as open ‘ceramah’ (public talks), group discussions, door-to-door and whispering campaign, which is more difficult to monitor. But we will look at all this and deal with it,” he said.
Earlier, Najib presented awards to 393 pupils who excelled in the Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah from schools in the Pekan parliamentary constituency.
Source : Bernama