Media Statement by Lau Weng San in Petaling Jaya on Tuesday, 22nd July 2008: 

Coalition government between Pas and BN is unfeasible, unviable, impossible and unsustainable

There have been disenchantments about the so called UMNO-Pas talks in the media lately.

Yesterday, there was a report in that former Selangor Mentri Besar, Dato' Seri Khir Toyo held talk with Selangor Pas leaders to jointly rule Selangor days after 3rd March political tsunami.

While leaders from various Pakatan Rakyat are quite open-minded towards similar talks held at the national level, it will be quite impossible for such idea to materialize in Selangor.

BN Selangor is basically reduced to UMNO alone as MIC, PPP and Gerakan are completely wiped out while MCA is reduced to a mosquito political party with only two state seats and one parliament seat, making it the one of the most irrelevant component parties in BN.

UMNO has 18 ADUNs and together with MCA's two and PAS' eight. Looking at the number alone, it is clear that the three parties are unable to form a stable state government as the total number is only 28 seats, half of 56.

PKR and DAP are holding 28 state seats in Selangor. Compared this line-up with the proposed BN-Pas line up, it will not be difficult to discover that if the latter scenario materialized, it will be a line-up which 90 percent of its assemblymen are Malay with only one female. This line-up fails to represent the racial breakdown in Selangor.

When UMNO proposed to have a coalition government with PAS, we can immediately foresee the ill intention of UMNO of having a monoethnic-dominant government which is unfeasible, unviable, impossible and unsustainable. It is hopeful that leaders of all Pakatan Rakyat can understand the true colour of UMNO.

* Lau Weng San, DAP Selangor Secretary and ADUN for Kampung Tunku