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Date: 06 Dec 1999
Barisan Alternatif to discuss its future
PETALING JAYA: Leaders of Barisan Alternatif component parties are scheduled to meet on Wednesday to review the outcome of the general election and discuss the pact's future.
Parti Rakyat Malaysia president Dr Syed Husin Ali said the leaders would also review the co-operation of the parties within the opposition front.
Noting that the Barisan Nasional had said that the opposition front would collapse now, he said:
"I don't think so. There is still a strong basis for co-operation and we will do much better in the next general election.
"We have to start (working) from now," he said when approached during a PRM and PAS-organised thanksgiving lunch for staff and supporters in Taman Medan here yesterday.
He said Barisan Alternatif members were still contacting each other and co-operating, adding: "Any attempt to break them will not succeed."
Dr Syed Husin said lies about the establishment of an Islamic state should the Barisan Alternatif won would be dealt with in the coming years.
"With our explanations, the people would know what our co-operation means," he added.
He said several other lies like claims of violence, riots or instability linked with the opposition front would also be dealt with. "We had committed ourselves to a peaceful election. Look now. Where is the violence, riots and instability?"
+ Syed Husin menegaskan mana ada kekacauan, rusuhan dan ketidakstabilan bila BA kalah.