Malaysia GE13: 3-corner fights show no alliances in Pakatan, says Hishammuddin
Published on Apr 21, 2013 3:12 PM
KLUANG (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Umno vice-president Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said that there are no alliances in the opposition Pakatan Rakyat due to the three-corner fights for Sungai Acheh and Panti state seats.
"Their relationship is at the breaking point and I am not surprised that they will blame Barisan Nasional especially Umno for the three corner fights in those seats.
"Unlike Pakatan, Barisan has always emphasised the spirit of togetherness within the party," he said during his visit to Taman Puteri here on Sunday.
Meanwhile in Penang, Democratic Action Party secretary-general Lim Guan Eng has called on allied parties Parti Keadilan Rakyat and Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) to resolve the three-corner fight in Sungai Acheh.
Expressing his disappointment, Mr Lim said opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim would resolve the matter.
"Hopefully by Monday it can be settled. I don't want to take sides.
"Of course a straight fight is better," he told reporters here on Sunday before visiting the Air Putih market.
Penang PAS sprang a surprise when it announced Penang youth chief Mohd Yusni Mat Piah as its candidate for the Sungai Acheh state seat, even though PKR had said it would field Badrul Hisham Shaharin (popularly known as Chegu Bard) for the same seat last week.
Candidates from PKR and PAS are facing each other in one parliamentary and six state seats in the general election.