Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Moronic Mirror-less Man Mumbles

PH component parties too dependent on DAP, says PAS man

Ahmad Fadhli Shaari says PAS and Perikatan Nasional had performed creditably in the Melaka polls despite being the underdogs. (Bernama pic)

PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) devastating loss in the Melaka polls proved that the coalition’s component parties are too dependent on DAP, PAS Youth chief Ahmad Fadhli Shaari said.

The Pasir Mas MP said PH’s defeat in most of the seats it won in the last general election, with the exception of four seats won by DAP and one by Amanah, was a “massive rejection” of the coalition by Melakans.

In a statement, Fadhli said DAP managed to retain its four seats because it had engaged in a fear-mongering campaign which targeted PAS and Perikatan Nasional (PN) for the ban on gaming outlets and alcohol in Malay-majority areas in Kedah.

“Despite the fear-mongering tactics, PKR and Amanah were rejected by the majority of the Malay voters in the seats contested by them. If PH continues to play with harmful sentiments that threaten national unity and the harmony of the Malaysian Family, it is not impossible that only DAP will remain and the other parties will fall,” he said.

Fadhli said PAS and PN performed well in the polls, which he described as “impressive” for a coalition that was seen as the “underdogs”.

“Despite preliminary analyses showing that PN would lose all the seats it was contesting, it managed to wrest two seats from Barisan Nasional (BN) and DAP, as well as being the ‘runner-up’ in several Malay-majority seats.

“PAS also recorded an encouraging result when it almost seized the Serkam seat, losing with a slim majority of 79 votes. It also recorded an increase in votes in all the seats it contested with the exception of Duyong, despite the drop in voter turnout,” he said.

He said the performance of PAS and PN should not be underestimated as they showed they could provide tough competition to BN in its fortresses.

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