SHAH ALAM, Sept 21, 2015:
PKR deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali today admitted that it was difficult for Opposition parties to reach a consensus on the formation of Pakatan 2.0.
Despite this, Azmin said he would continue his effort to ensure that the parties involved could reach an agreement on the matter.
“I must admit that managing cooperation is not an easy task. But we must do it and this is what is called leadership.
“Leaders must have spirit, be brave and trustworthy and if there is a problem to be solved , then address it and not add problems. That is leadership.
“And in this crisis, I do not see it as a weakness, this is a chance for us to reflect and fix the situation,” the Selangor Menteri Besar told reporters after attending the Selangor Civil Servants’ monthly gathering at the state’s secretariat building, here, today.
He said this when asked to explain PAS’ refusal to work with its splinter group Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) in the planned Pakatan 2.0 Opposition pact.
Azmin said the responsibility of unifying the Opposition rests with all parties involved.
He said he did not discount the need for middle-men to solve the conflicts among the parties.
“This is not the question of the role of middle-men, PKR responsibility is to be together with all parties and quarters that love justice.”
Talks about forming Pakatan 2.0 came about after Pakatan Rakyat was declared dead following the the spat between DAP and PAS earlier this year.
The animosity between DAP and the Islamist party saw the former adamantly refusing to work with PAS, although PKR is insisting PAS be included in the new pact.
PAS on the other hand declared it would not work with Amanah in the new pact.