ZAHID SAYS IT – ‘PIRATE SHIP’ BN HAS ONLY ONE CAPTAIN, UMNO! IN MOCKING HARAPAN AS SHIP WITH 3 CAPTAINS, DPM SLAPS TOOTHLESS BN COMPONENTS IN THE FACE

TANGKAK: Pakatan Harapan’s move in naming three people as its top leaders is like embarking on a voyage by ship that is doomed to sink for having three captains with different route maps, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Ahmad Zahid, who is Umno vice-president assuming the duties of party deputy president, said by now the people must be wondering who would be holding the executive power in Pakatan Harapan and how it could possibly function when each of its top leaders had their own path to follow.

“Logically, a ship which has three captains will be in trouble because one captain would want to sail to the right, while the other to the left, the ship is doomed to sink.

“We are not questioning their decision, that’s their problem, but we want the people to analyse this.

“If they have different route maps, which way are they actually going?

“Look at Barisan Nasional’s (BN) track records. We are capable of championing the people because we practiced the power-sharing concept,” he said when opening Ledang Umno delegates conference Saturday.

Present was Ledang Umno chief Datuk Hamim Samuri, who is also Natural Resources and Environment Minister.

Ahmad Zahid said through the concept of power-sharing and despite the fact that Umno is the backbone of the coalition, Barisan had proven that it had never marginalised the rights and interest of the people, regardless of their race and religion.

“Yes, Umno has been championing the Malays and Islam, but at the same time, the non-Malays and non-Muslims have never been marginalised. That is BN’s power-sharing policy,” he said.

Pakatan Harapan, which comprises PKR,  DAP, Parti Amanah Negara and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, announced its new leadership structure with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as its de facto leader, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as the chairman and Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail as the president.

Meanwhile, Ahmad Zahid said the ‘Malay Tsunami’ promoted by the opposition in view of the upcoming general election was a psychological warfare played with the intention to win the support of the people.

“They are calling on the Malays to create a tsunami of support for them despite knowing very well that the support is now at the lowest level.

“Election is not based on study, but more of field work, so we must win the hearts and minds of the voters,” he said.

Ahmad Zahid also said he believed that Pakatan Harapan would register with the Election Commission  as a political entity to enable its candidates to be fielded using the same symbol at the next general election.

As the Home Minister, he said he would tell the Registry of Societies (RoS) to act professionally in looking into in the application.

He said RoS should also ensure that Pakatan Harapan would remain committed to adhering the Societies Act 1966 as a coalition of political parties.

“I also expect the RoS to ask them who their actual leader is,” he added.

– Bernama