Pakatan-BN collaboration a big ‘NO’, Rafizi firm on stance

RAFIZI Ramli is one Opposition leader who stands on principles stating he will not bow down to talks to form a Government with Barisan Nasional (BN) should Pakatan Harapan return to Putrajaya. 

Unlike his boss Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim who has been speculated to have held secret talks with UMNO President Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, the PKR deputy president has put his foot down saying he will be the first to oppose any negotiations to work with UMNO. 

He also rejected any form of cooperation with other coalitions including Perikatan Nasional, stating the Opposition coalition would instead be happy and willing to work with Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) or Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS). 

“I am not interested in (coalitions with) Gerakan Tanah Air (GTA), BN or Perikatan Nasional (PN),” said Rafizi during a PKR press conference at the party’s headquarters today. 

A leaked audio in what is believed to be a purported conversation between Anwar and Zahid saw the two talking about forming a government together if Pakatan wins GE15.

In the video which went viral last year and has since become the talk of the nation, a voice believed to be Anwar’s was heard congratulating Zahid on the UMNO general assembly’s outcome and for proposing the party sever ties with PN.

Zahid is believed to have suggested that the “No Anwar, no PPBM, no DAP” in forming any alliance to face GE15 was a “tactical” move.

Malaysians were concerned with the video suggesting Anwar’s possible move to work with Zahid would be a disaster should he become prime minister, ultimately defeating the purpose of Pakatan Harapan forming the government.

The majority of the rakyat, especially Pakatan supporters, are strongly against the idea of having the Opposition coalition which fought hard to stop the 50 year Barisan Nasional rule work alongside each other just for the sake of political clout. 

Rafizi’s stance comes as comfort for the millions of Malaysians who will be casting the votes come Nov 19 in order to get rid of the Barisan Nasional government that is marred by corruption.  – Nov 1, 2022


Main photo credit: Utusan Malaysia 



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