Wan Ahmad Fayhsal brands Pakatan-BN cooperation an ‘unholy alliance’

Malay Mail
Malay Mail

KUALA LUMPUR, March 11 — Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) Youth chief Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Kamal has labelled the cooperation between Pakatan Harapan (PH) and Barisan Nasional (BN) in the government as an “unholy alliance”.

Singling out DAP and Umno in particular, Perikatan Nasional’s (PN) Machang MP said that the two parties were strange bedfellows that spelled the “biggest betrayal in Malay politics”.

“This unholy alliance is the result of the quiet work of the Umno president himself together with the top leaders of Pakatan Harapan over a long period.

“While Umno was exploring political cooperation with Perikatan Nasional, they were also conspiring with Pakatan Harapan at the same time,” he said during his speech at the annual general meeting (AGM) of the Bersatu Youth wing dubbed Armada today.

The Malay-nationalist party Youth leader claimed that government lawmakers rarely mention the Malay-Bumiputera plight in the Dewan Rakyat and only PN leaders remain vocal about it.

He then went on to say that this was a sign Malay politics is entering the “age of decline”.

“Minimal Malay representation in legislative institutions in the Federation is causing the Malay narrative to become increasingly insignificant, and threatens to turn it into a narrow or alternative one.

“In fact, if legislative institutions talk about Malay interests, Malay programmes and initiatives, as well as pro-Malay policies and laws, they are considered foreign, or not inclusive enough for politics in Malaysia at this time,” he added.

Wan Ahmad Fayhsal was addressing the more than 400 delegates who attended the Bersatu Youth wing’s AGM at Menara PGRM here today.

The AGM is taking place under the cloud of party president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s corruption and money-laundering charges.

PN leaders have decried the charges as “selective prosecution” while accusing the Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim-led government of using its agencies as political weapons to persecute political rivals.