Monday, 7 March 2016
Wan Azizah said PKR do not need Tun M, he need PKR
Wan Azizah: It’s Dr M who needs Opposition’s support
KUALA LUMPUR: It is Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who needs the support of the Opposition, not the other way around, Pakatan Harapan says.
“How many MPs does he have? He needs us,” said Opposition leader Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (pic)at a press conference here in Parliament on Monday.
She added that the citizen’s declaration spearheaded Dr Mahathir served as admittance that the Barisan Nasional system had damaged the country.
“It does not change the views of Pakatan and the main agenda for us is to free Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim from prison.
“He is a political victim and he needs to be let out,” she said.
On whether Dr Mahathir was agreeable to it, the Permatang Pauh MP said it did not matter.
“It does not matter what he thinks about it. This has always been our agenda, along with government reforms.
“With regard to whether or not I have forgiven Tun, it’s not about vengeance, not about revenge. It’s about the country,” she said.
She added that for Pakatan, it is business as usual.
PKR strategic director Rafizi Ramli noted that the citizen’s declaration was just repeating what the Opposition had been talking about all along.
“What makes it significant is that Barisan and Umno leaders are a part of it,” he said
Dr Wan Azizah said Pakatan would be conducting roadshows around country to get the support of the people and extended invitations to Dr Mahathir and suspended Umno deputy president Tan Sri Muhyddin Yassin to join.
On an unrelated matter, she announced that Pakatan would hold a gathering on April 2 to protest against the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
“April 2 is the one year anniversary since (the tax) was implemented, so we want to have this gathering to protest against it here in KL,” she said.