Information Minister Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek has regarded Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s (PKR) aim to capture Sabah and Sarawak next year as yet another delution of Mat Jenin, a dreamer in a popular Malay fable.

He said after PKR failed to form the federal government on Sept 16 as promised, many people had lost their faith in the party.

“I find the stories of the ‘delutions of Mat Jenin’ to be interesting human dramas. I see the ‘Mat Jenins’ from the peninsula who failed to realise their big dream of forming the government on Sept 16, now trying again to win over the people.

“What is clear after Sept 16 is that, whatever new promises they make would only be laughed at,” he told reporters when met at the home of Sabah Umno information chief Datuk Sapawi Ahmad in Kampung Ketiau, near here.

Ahmad Shabery was asked to comment on PKR’s plan to capture Sabah and Sarawak next year.

In her policy speech at PKR’s 5th National Annual Congress in Kuala Lumpur yesterday, party president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the target would be realised with the increase of PKR members to one million next year.

Wan Azizah was also confident that with sincere cooperation among PKR, PAS and DAP, Pakatan Rakyat could give new hope to the people.

— BERNAMA