GEORGE TOWN: The people will not be impressed with Pakatan Harapan’s new line-up as a pact to compete against Barisan Nasional in the 14th general election.
Umno supreme council member Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said this was because there was no understanding among parties in the pact even from the beginning.
He said unlike Pakatan Harapan, BN, which is made up of 13 parties, could come to a common understanding by have just one leader to lead the whole coalition.
“In Pakatan Harapan, everyone has their own target. Everyone wants a place, hence the new line-up.
“They are doing it to (put on a) show (for) the public. They are trying to see if the Malays can accept the new Pakatan Harapan leadership.
“It does not seem impressive as a pact to compete against BN in the upcoming election,” he told newsmen before officiating the Umno Bayan Baru division’s wing meeting here.
Pakatan Harapan recently named Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as its de facto leader and former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as the pact’s chairman.
PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail was appointed the president, while PPBM president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng and Parti Amanah Negara (PAN) president Mohamad Sabu, were the three deputy presidents.
Mahdzir said the new line-up clearly showed that the pact was merely sleeping on the same bed, but each has their own dreams.