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Working With Bersatu Will Come At A Cost, Says PKR Communication Director

Working With Bersatu Will Come At A Cost, Says PKR Communication Director

Fahmi however refused to speculate on PH’s future since DAP and Amanah had closed the door on working with Bersatu.

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PKR should be prepared to pay the price if the party decided to once again collaborate with former ally Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) in the next general election.

According to PKR Communication Diretor Fahmi Fadzil, there’s nothing impossible in politics but warned that every decision comes at a price.

He pointed out PKR’s decision to use its own logo in the Johor state election which ultimately backfired for the opposition bloc.

PKR Communication Diretor Fahmi Fadzil. (Credit: Malay Mail)

“There are some who say that if we use the Keadilan (PKR) logo, more people – maybe an extra 7% to 12% – would vote for the party compared to votes for Pakatan Harapan, but at what cost?

“It could be that you gain a little bit more, but you also lose people who want to see a united opposition. So, there’s always this trade off,” he was quoted as saying by FMT.

While not discounting the suggestion that PKR-Bersatu ties would help draw support from rural Malay voters, Fahmi said that ultimately there are a lot of factors to consider before both parties can resume a working relationship.

“Is it worthwhile to contest in seats where we have no machinery, for example where we have no strong candidate or no presence, just because it was a seat that belonged to another party,” he asked.

The Lembah Pantai MP also said that PKR must be mindful of its allies in Pakatan Harapan, due to the fact that DAP and Amanah had closed the door on working with Bersatu.

DAP chairman Lim Guan Eng and Amanah president Mohamad Sabu have stated their stance against working with Bersatu, due to the infamous “Sheraton Move” which led to the PH administration’s downfall.  

He also declines to speculate on the future of PH since there is no internal discussion within PKR to cooperate with Bersatu.

“We’ve not had this discussion, so it’s hypothetical. All I can say is, we don’t know if there is a bridge to cross, and I can’t even say what that answer will be when we cross that bridge,” he said.


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