PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli said that his party must decide where it stands on PAS, following a Straits Times report that claimed the latter was working with Umno to capture Selangor.
“PKR’s stance on cooperation with PAS and its commitment to Pakatan Harapan must be decided immediately, and not left open ended, as it is now,” he said in a statement.
Rafizi also demanded that Abdul Hadi Awang respond to claims in the Straits Times report that the PAS president is working together with Prime Minister Najib Adul Razak on an “assault on Selangor.”
The report casts an aspersion on Hadi’s credibility, he said, and should sue the Straits Times if the claims are untrue.
According to the newspaper’s sources, Hadi and Najib have been in close contact for “several months,” with “plans afoot to cooperate in Selangor” at the coming general election.
The plan will see PAS contesting 42 of the 56 state seats in Selangor, including those held by PKR president Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and Menteri Besar Azmin Ali.
It also involves wooing former menteri besar Khalid Ibrahim, who was reportedly seen visiting the prime minister’s office several times.
However, Rafizi maintained that there is no evidence to show any three-cornered fights in Selangor would be a disadvantage to PKR and lead to them losing control of the state.
“In fact, all the research carried out by (policy research body) Invoke… showed that the people will support PKR and Pakatan Harapan in three-cornered fights.
“What the public wants is to end Najib’s leadership immediately,” he said.