PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution Ismail claimed that this was because there was no credible alternative in Kedah to the PAS-dominant state government.
He alleged that the Kedah Barisan Nasional (BN) had failed to groom young talent while many of its middle-rung leaders are mostly preoccupied about keeping their positions in their respective parties instead of winning the electoral battle for BN.
"There is a saying in Kelantan, where BN remains the opposition for close to 20 years: it is better for them (BN) to remain in the opposition as the perks and benefits are more.
"The BN top leadership would spare no expenses but would try and wrest the state back. This includes pumping in more funds. The local BN warlords are the ones who are enriched," Saifuddin added.
He, however, admitted that Pakatan was not entirely immune from a possible impact from the running crisis in Kedah.
"There will be a fallout, but the impact would be minimal to Pakatan," he said.
He predicted that Kedah is expected to remain a stronghold of the opposition for now.
He said that the people in Kedah were confused about the running of the state government, especially with reports that Menteri Besar Azizan Abdul Razak has again taken ill.
Azizan is said to be suffering from a kidney ailment, but he continues to battle on by holding onto his post.
Anwar won't interfere
Saifuddin said the onus was on PAS to clarify and explain the crisis to the people.
He added that PAS partners in Pakatan – DAP and PKR – were ready to assist PAS in disseminating accurate information about the political status in Kedah.
He said Umno, the main opposition party in Kedah, was no challenge to PAS as other states under BN – Perlis and Terengganu – were also facing their own forms of a leadership crisis
In Perlis and Terengganu, it is an open secret that there exist various factions trying to lay claim to the throne of the menteri besar.
Saifuddin said factionalism was part and parcel of the political dynamics and it existed in all parties.
He denied that Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim has a grand plan to intervene in the Kedah crisis.
"Over the years, Anwar knows how to differentiate between party and government matters. What happened in Kedah, is a party matter for PAS.
"He knows the boundaries and would not interfere unless it is necessary to salvage Pakatan," Saifuddin said.
"Anwar's priority is for Pakatan to consolidate to give PAS every chance to defend the state from BN," he said.
For now, Anwar would leave the matter in the capable hands of PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang unless he is asked to assist, Saifuddin said.
Dialogue with Penang Indian Muslims
Meanwhile, Batu Uban assemblyman S Raveentharan has hailed Anwar's visit to Little India in Penang tomorrow as a landmark moment for the Indian community in the state.
Anwar is expected to have a walkabout in Market Street, the heart of the commercial enterprise of the Indian community.
He is also expected to hold a dialogue with the Indian Muslim money-changers who face problems in repatriating their funds to their native countries such as India, Pakistan and the Middle East.
Raveentharan said Anwar's visit should solidify the community's support for Pakatan in Penang despite the presence of many political parties that claimed to best represent the Indians.
In Penang alone, there are the Malaysia Makkal Sakti Party, Human Rights Party, Hindraf parties besides the regular BN staple of MIC, PPP, Gerakan to challenge the might of DAP and PKR here.
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