GE13: Sabah opposition parties still mulling over seats

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah opposition parties are still shuffling their deck in the last minute to face the Barisan Nasional line-up of Kings, Queens, Jacks and Aces in the 25 parliament and 60 state seats.

Keeping their candidates on their toes, the Opposition party leaders are trying to place their choice in seats that will give them an advantage over others.

The Opposition parties were looking at each other's “potential'' candidates as more seats head for multi-cornered fights without any agreement among themselves to take on Barisan.

By Wednesday evening, Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) of Datuk Yong Teck Lee will announce their candidates for at least five parliament seats and 41 state seats.

PKR is also expected to announce its list of candidates for at least 30 seats including a minimum of 12 for parliament in Kuala Lumpur where their Sabah leaders have been in intense discussion with the PKR national counterparts.

If Sabah PKR leaders failed to hammer out a deal with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his right hand man Datuk Azmin Ali, the mutiny by disgruntled local chiefs could get out of hand before April 20 nominations.

DAP, which is at loggerhead with SAPP in Chinese majority seats, is also expected to name his candidates for four parliament and seven state seats in Kuala Lumpur later on Wednesday.

Only local State Reform Party (STAR) Sabah chapter led by Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan has stated that its line up will be announced on Thursday.

STAR has made known its intention to team up with protem Usno Baru and contest all the parliament and state seats in Sabah.

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