DAP and Keadilan hold talks

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 15 May 2003

PETALING JAYA: DAP is in discussions with Parti Keadilan Nasional to avoid the possibility of a three-way contest between their supporters and Barisan Nasional in the next general election. 

DAP secretary-general Kerk Kim Hock said the party was eager to resolve the issue to ensure it did not return to “bug” the opposition during election.  

“We want to work this out with Keadilan to avoid a recurrence of the situation in Sarawak during the last election,” he said yesterday. 

DAP and Keadilan were involved in a damaging wrangle over the choice of candidates and party-hopping during the 1999 state elections. The wrangling proved decisive as the Barisan won all of the 28 seats in the state. 

Kerk said DAP had not met the other parties in the opposition – PAS and Parti Rakyat Malaysia – on seat allocation for the next election.  

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