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CHAOS: Pakatan allies in no position to govern, says Tunku Aziz

GEORGE TOWN: FORMER DAP vice-chairman Tunku Abdul Aziz Ibrahim made a gloomy prediction of what would happen to the nation should his former party and its allies gain control of the Federal Government after the next general election.

He said should the loose coalition of DAP, Pas and Parti Keadilan Rakyat make it to Putrajaya, trouble would follow as the three parties had no mutual agreement on how they were going to govern.

"They are in a marriage of convenience and too scared to call for a 'divorce'."

"Who will be the prime minister and who will be the ministers? They can't even answer these questions."

Tunku Aziz said this while speaking at the first stop of "The days when we were in the DAP" nationwide roadshow here on Friday night.

Also present were former DAP members Tony Tan Chee Chong, Yap Kon Min and Dr Tan Tuan Tat.

Tunku Aziz quit the DAP in May after he was accused of breaking ranks following his negative views on the pro-opposition Bersih 3.0 rally.

"Even with the general election looming, they (DAP, Pas and PKR) still cannot reach an agreement.

"The people must choose wisely for our future. Elect those who can help the people."

Tunku Aziz also urged the people to consider in good faith the government's transformation programme, which proved that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak was listening.

Tunku Aziz also critisesed DAP's Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng, whom he described as an "outsider" and as such does not understand the state's history, and the struggles of its people.

"He just parachuted in... it is about time the people of Penang find someone from among their own (as their chief minister).

"Penangites are smart people. Everywhere we go around the world we find successful Malaysians and most of them are from Penang.

"But why is the Penang chief minister not from Penang?" Tunku Aziz asked, adding that Chow Kon Yeow should have been the man for the job as he was state DAP chairman.

Tunku Aziz, who was with the DAP for four years, said Lim, previously the Kota Melaka member of parliament, was responsible for the current failures of Penang.

"He has failed to ensure the availability of low-cost housing for the poor. Instead, he surrounds himself with developers, who are perhaps his party's funders."

The audience cheering after former DAP vice-chairman Tunku Abdul Aziz Ibrahim’s speech at the roadshow 'The Days When We Were in the DAP' on Friday in Penang. Pic by Michael Ong

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