SHAH ALAM: Just a day after Umno concluded its general assembly, several Pakatan Rakyat top guns gathered to give their opinion on the annual affair.
Besides Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, also present at last night's event themed Rapat Rakyat were DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang, PAS president Datuk Seri Hadi Awang, PAS spiritual adviser Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat and Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim.
The event, which was supposed to have started at 7pm, only began at about 8.30pm and ended shortly after midnight at an open space outside Stadium Melawati.
Anwar claimed that the Umno general assembly did not discuss much on issues pertaining to the welfare of the people.
Instead, he said, the party was criticising DAP and addressing issues that were irrelevant to Umno's objectives and goals.
“We don't need to announce our (Pakatan) good deeds to the people as our track record speaks for itself.”
Lim said he accepted Islam as the official religion of the country. “It is also wrong to say that DAP is against constitutional monarchy,” he added.
Lim also dismissed claims that DAP was using PAS as a tool to win the upcoming general election.
“We do not make use of each for our own interests,” he said.
Hadi, who supported Lim's statement, said it was not right for certain quarters to make such claims about Pakatan.