GEORGE TOWN September 22, 2012: Pakatan Rakyat does not have the political clout to form the next federal government because they cannot agree on many fundamental issues, said former DAP vice-president Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim.
“Among themselves (DAP, PAS and PKR), they have not agreed with each other. This is what people are describing as a marriage of convenience. They will surely divorce,” he said here on Friday night during a ceramah at the Leong See Kah Miew community hall.
“But (for now), they are scared to do so because they share a common goal, which is to capture Putrajaya.”
He was speaking in Penang for the first time, since he quit DAP in May.
The former Transparency International board of directors' vice-chairman also touched on the political situation in Penang.
He added that even if Pakatan won, it would be a useless outcome because they would only decide on the ministerial posts when they reached Putrajaya and it would be too late.
“Now, they cannot decide among themselves about forming a shadow cabinet,” he said.
On Penang, he said while the state had progressed in the last four years, it was developed because it had a history of more than 200 years and not because of Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.
“Rather it is your (local) ancestors, who are the ones who built it up,” he said.
According to Tunku Abdul Aziz, Lim was a politician who parachuted into Penang because he was not capable in Malacca.
By OH CHIN ENG