PENANG, 13 March 2009: DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng wants the PAS president to explain his suggestion on forming a coalition government to the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) supreme council.
Lim said the matter required a detailed explanation by Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.
“DAP hopes that he (Abdul Hadi) can clarify his statement to the PR supreme council before we make any decision on the suggestion.
“We don’t know what he meant and it’s better if we hear it straight from him, because what is reported by the media may not be accurate,” he told reporters at his office today.
Lim, who is also Penang Chief Minister, said this when asked to comment on Abdul Hadi’s recent statement that Barisan Nasional (BN) and the opposition coalition should form a coalition government.
Lim said DAP was always ready to work with any party, including the central government, on economic areas.
On another matter, Lim said he would present a proposal on the declaration of assets of state executive councillors (exco) at an exco meeting next week.
Beginning today, the assets of Selangor excos will be made known in the state government’s website, www.selangor.gov.my.
Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim had said the assets to be declared included land, shares and savings obtained since the excos were sworn in on 28 March last year.
Prior to the 8 March 8 polls, Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) was the first party ever in Malaysia to have its election candidates publicly declare their assets.
On 12 March, two of PSM’s elected representatives, and three party leaders who have been appointed local councillors also declared their assets publicly. — Bernama
It appears that the PR coalition partners enjoy shooting off their mouths to the media. If Guan Eng has an issue with Hadi’s statement, all he has to do is to pick up the telephone and tell Hadi directly. Using the media for intra-coalition communication is a really foolish way to go.