Pakatan Rakyat Will Not Last


Says Tun Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27 (Bernama) - The Pakatan Rakyat coalition is a marriage of convenience that will not last long, former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad reiterated Wednesday.

"There is nothing in common between PAS, DAP and PKR. It is just a marriage of convenience and it will not last very long," he said after his visit to I-City here.

He was asked to comment on the friction between Kulim Member of Parliament Zulkifli Noordin of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) and Shah Alam Member of Parliament Khalid Samad of PAS.

On the issue of a 29-year-old blogger being remanded for insulting the late Sultan of Johor, Sultan Iskandar Ismail, Tun Dr Mahathir, who is a blogger himself, said one should not unnecessarily say things that would not benefit anyone.

"Why use the blog to insult people and make accusations that you cannot back? I have more articles on my blog than most people. I don't think they will arrest me as yet," he said in jest.

Dr Mahathir said he was prepared to defend what he put in his blog.

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