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Zahid: BN Will Not Work With “Lebai” Party Post GE15

Zahid: BN Will Not Work With “Lebai” Party Post GE15

The BN and UMNO top man said that the “lebai” party, believed to have been referred to PAS, is a party without a firm stand.

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Barisan Nasional (BN) is adamant about not working together with PAS after the 15th general election, said its chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Zahid, who is also UMNO president, reasoned that PAS is a party without a firm stand.

“We shall not bother with the ‘pak lebai’ to be with us (BN) or not, as they will say the opposite things at different times of the day,” Zahid was quoted as saying by Bernama.

The Bagan Datuk incumbent lawmaker said this in his speech at the Stability and Prosperity Solidarity Programme at Dataran Seri Serdang, in Bandar Baharu, Kedah, yesterday.

The programme was also attended by caretaker Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, BN secretary-general Datuk Seri Zambry Abdul Kadir and Kedah BN chairman Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom.

According to Zahid, BN wanted a loyal and committed friend, who will stand together with the coalition in both difficult and easy situations.

“They said to wait after the upcoming General Election (GE) for discussion, BN then replied that the GE was not held yet and we were facing the current realities.

“Not discussing it after the GE; we are not conceited or afraid. The people have already realised it and will return their trust to BN.

“When we have formed a government, there will be people wanting to meet and talk to us, so we will tell them that it’s enough up to here and it’s all too late,” he added. 

Previously, PAS has decided against working with UMNO, the backbone of BN, in the upcoming election as the Islamic party chose to strengthen its ties with Perikatan Nasional (PN) which also consist of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), an offshoot party of UMNO.

UMNO had in the past indicated that it wouldn’t work together with Bersatu which it considers as an enemy.

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