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Friday, March 31, 2017

DAP should hold the chairmanship of Pakatan Harapan


Salleh Said Keruak

Lim Kit Siang, DAP's adviser, should hold the post of Pakatan Harapan's Chairman considering DAP has 38 parliament seats compared to only 27 for PKR, 6 for PAN and just 1 for Pribumi.

In the state assemblies DAP has 96 seats against just 48, 7 and 2 for PKR, PAN and Pribumi respectively. Minus the PAS seats, which is no longer a member of Pakatan Harapan, that makes DAP the largest party in the opposition coalition. And that also makes Pakatan Harapan DAP-dominated.

By appointing a Malay from one of the minority parties as the Pakatan Harapan Chairman it raises the question of whether Kit Siang is trying to give the opposition a Malay face. It creates also the impression that Pakatan Harapan is an Ali Baba arrangement.

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