Opposition to focus on Pakatan Harapan members in Sarawak election

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  • Monday, 21 Dec 2015

Pakatan Harapan leaders speaking during a press conference after Monday's presidential meeting.

PETALING JAYA: The Opposition's plan for next year's Sarawak state election will focus on Pakatan Harapan members as PAS does not have a significant presence in the state, says Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

"I think that PAS has less presence in Sarawak. PAS does not have seats there," she told reporters during a press conference after a Pakatan Harapan presidential meeting on Monday.

The Oppsition leader explained that PAS does not have much presence in either Sabah or Sarawak in comparison to Peninsular Malaysia.

She said that while a discussion was held on the election by DAP, Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) and PKR, but it did not touch on the division of seats.

However, she stressed that there would be cooperation amongst the three Pakatan Rakyat coalition partners.

During the presidential meeting, the three Pakatan Harapan partners discussed the common policy framework, the plea for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's release and the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) issue.

The Sarawak state election is expected to be held early 2016 as the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly's term will expire in July.

Wan Azizah also announced that the Pakatan Harapan Leadership Convention would be held on Jan 9 next year and 50 representatives from each party are expected to attend along with party leaders.

While PAS and DAP have severed their relationship, PAS still maintains cooperation with PKR. Amanah, a PAS splinter party, has a cool relationship with PAS.



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