May 6, 2008
PERAK DAP assemblymen have been urged to allow their service centres to be manned by PAS and PKR representatives to better serve the people.
Taiping PAS commissioner Mohamad Fakhrudin Abdul Aziz said having PAS and PKR representatives at the service centres would widen Pakatan Rakyat’s interaction with the people.
“A strong bond with the people can translate to strong support that can help Pakatan Rakyat win with a bigger majority in the next general election,” he said at the opening of Taiping DAP elected representatives service centre in Jalan Taming Sari recently.
Mohamad Fakhrudin said although PAS lost in the contest for the Kamunting state seat in the March 8 general election, DAP elected representatives took an interest in the problems faced by Kamunting people.
(Except for Kamunting, the Aulong and Pokok Assam state seats as well as the Taiping parliamentary seat were all won by the DAP).
Perak DAP chairman Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham, who is also a state executive councillor, welcomed the offer saying that non-representation of other races at service centres was not an issue.
“Once the local council is formed, we will have representation from PAS, PKR and DAP and all the local problems will be solved by our councillors,” he said.