KUALA LUMPUR – January 4, 2018: Pakatan Harapan (PH) has clarified that it was his own party, the DAP, that did not invite former minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim to the opposition coalition’s special convention this Sunday.
According to Pakatan secretary-general Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah, matters concerning the invitations were handled by the coalition’s respective parties.
“The understanding is that each party under PH will be allowed to invite 3oo members,” said Saifuddin who is also PKR secretary-general.
He was responding to a query over Zaid’s tweet yesterday, where the latter expressed his disappointment for not being left out.
“I guess this is the fate of those who are not prime minister-material,” tweeted Zaid, who’s known to be a political journeyman, having joined Umno, PKR and was also the president of the now-defunct Kita which he ironically initiated before joining the in February last year.
Throughout his now almost one year stint in DAP, Zaid has sparked several controversies, with the latest being last year’s tiff with the Sultan of Selangor.
Last month, Zaid rebutted the Sultan’s view over the remarks made by former prime minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad about the Bugis community with a series of tweets which the Sultan considered to be very abrasive.
Not suprisingly, not a single DAP leader openly supported or defended Zaid.
It is believed that Pakatan may announce its prime minister candidate for the next general elections during the convention