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PAS hopes to resolve differences with other Opposition parties on seat distribution


PETALING JAYA: PAS is hopeful of sorting out differences on seat distribution for the upcoming 14th general election with other Opposition parties, so long as they do not claim the seats traditionally-contested by the Islamist party.  

PAS deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man (pic) said negotiations which are set to take place with Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Pribumi) would be pointless if there are overlapping seats.  

"PAS has about 75 traditional seats and they (Pakatan Harapan) can claim the other 100 over seats to ensure straight fights.  

"We will also contest those seats that were taken away by Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah)," he told The Star Online, Friday.  

He said the Opposition should focus on defeating their common enemy, which is Barisan Nasional rather than bickering on seat allocation.  

On whether negotiations with Pribumi, which is also part of a joint technical committee with Pakatan Harapan parties DAP, Amanah and PKR, would be counter productive, Tuan Ibrahim said PAS did not have an issue with it.  

"It is up to Pribumi to discuss with them, as long as it does not affect the seats we are contesting," he said.  

It was previously reported that PAS had invited Pribumi to discuss seat distribution for the next general election, as part of efforts to finding a "middle ground".  

Pakatan has, however, yet to finalise its seat distribution following Pribumi's absence during their joint technical committee meeting late February.

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