MELAKA, June 14 (Bernama) — MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the spat between PAS and DAP has painted a bleak future for the Opposition in this country.
The transport minister said the failure of both Pakatan Rakyat parties (PAS and DAP) to reach a consensus on key issues forced them to go separate ways.
“Pakatan Rakyat will not get the people anywhere. With the PAS-DAP problem unresolved, how can they be expected to serve the people?” he said at a press conference after opening the annual general meeting of the Tangga Batu MCA division, here, Sunday.
On June 3, at its annual muktamar (assembly), the PAS ulama faction unanimously passed a motion for the Islamist party to sever ties with DAP, its political ally in Pakatan Rakyat.
The decision was the run-up to the 61st PAS Annual General Assembly which went on to vote in a leadership line-up monopolised by the ulama group.
Liow said the situation was different from the consensus reached in Barisan Nasional (BN) that existed for so long to meet the aspirations and hopes of the people.
“The MCA is actively strengthening its services to the people via BN. We are ensuring that the multi-racial population live in peace and harmony,” he added.