GOPENG: Jul 29, 2008 By HAH FOONG LIAN
Perak Umno chief Datuk Seri Mohamad Tajol Rosli Ghazali must explain if his offer to team up with PAS has been discussed with other Barisan Nasional component parties, PKR vice-president Dr Lee Boon Chye said.
Commenting on news reports of Tajol Rosli’s invitation to PAS, which had snubbed the offer, Dr Lee said:
“I want to ask Tajol Rosli if he discussed the matter with the MCA, Gerakan, MIC or the PPP before making the offer.
“Did Tajol Rosli discuss the offer with MCA’s sole assemblymen Dr Mah Hang Soon?” he asked Tuesday when opening the Gopeng PKR service centre here.
Dr Lee said he was also curious how Perak MCA chief Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan would react to the proposal.
On Monday, Tajol Rosli had told reporters that he was offering to team up with Perak PAS to form the state government.
Tajol Rosli also said he was prepared to allow PAS to keep the Mentri Besar’s post.
Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin, who is also Perak PAS deputy commissioner, rejected the offer, saying that PAS would be with Pakatan Rakyat “forever and ever.