Jan 12, 2009
Parti Keadilan Rakyat president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail appeared here yesterday in a show of unity with other Pakatan Rakyat chieftains.
At a joint press conference with DAP and Pas leaders, Wan Azizah denied claims that the opposition alliance was a fragile pact of parties with conflicting ideologies.
DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng and Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang said the hudud issue had not driven a wedge between the Pakatan partners.
Lim repeated DAP's stand that Pas' intention to implement hudud was not part of Pakatan policy and had not been agreed upon by the coalition.
"In Pakatan, we only do things through discussion and consensus among all partners.
"This is not going to divide Pakatan and we are going into this by-election as a team."
Hadi claimed hudud was being used as an issue by BN in the by-election to divert attention from other concerns.