Seri Setia by-election: PH manifesto failure, Sgor assembly imbalance main issues for Pas

Mohd Iskandar Ibrahim and Fahmy Azril Rosli

PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Harapan’s failure to fulfil its 100-day manifesto and the imbalance of representatives in the Selangor state legislative assembly are among the issues set to take centre stage in the Seri Setia by-election.

Pas deputy president, Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, said the two issues are of paramount importance as the people are already feeling the effects of PH’s leadership.

“In the context of the state, there is a pressing need for a strong opposition voice to check the state government. At present, there are only five opposition voices within the Selangor assembly. We need a strong check and balance within the state government.

“Secondly, the people are able to judge the government’s 100-day pledge and as to how far it had fulfilled its promises to the people. These are among the two issues we will raise (throughout campaigning),” he said.

Tuan Ibrahim was speaking to reporters when met at the Seri Setia by-election nomination centre at Dewan Sivik, Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ).

He added that the people had, via social media, expressed their displeasure at the government’s failure to meet the promises laid out in its election manifesto.

“In the recent general election, we saw that the people were swayed by social media as they wanted change.

“And now, they are taking to social media to voice their disappointment. In fact, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad himself gave PH’s performance a 33 per cent rating,” he said. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd