GERAKAN, which recently became part of Perikatan Nasional, has appointed official spokesmen for all the Parliament and state constituencies in Penang.
National Gerakan vice-president Oh Tong Keong said these appointees would be on the ground talking to people about issues plaguing the state.
“They are not election coordinators as we are not in an election campaign phase yet but focusing more on fact-finding, ” he said.
“The party has begun reaching out to the people under the new norm.
“Most of our moves have been through social media and other online platforms.
“However, we still visit areas to distribute masks, sanitiser and other essentials as people are facing difficult times.”
When asked how many seats Gerakan would be contesting in Penang, Oh said the party was just focusing on connecting to the people for the time being.
“We are not discussing seat allocations in Penang yet although the general election may be called soon.”
Oh, who is Penang Gerakan chairman, said since the party was part of Perikatan now, discussions on seat allocations should be done with the coalition.
“However, a discussion on the general election will feature in the coming central working committee meeting at the end of this month.
“We will definitely be contesting in Penang but the number of seats will be known only when the election date is announced, ” he said.
The party lost all the four Parliament and 13 state seats it contested in the last elections in Penang.