Sarawak polls: PKR, DAP can work together despite seat fiasco, says Nurul Izzah

PETALING JAYA: PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar is confident that the party and its Pakatan Harapan partner DAP will be able to work together past the recent dispute over several seats in the Sarawak elections.

"I think that the ties between us is far stronger than any particular electoral arrangement and I am confident that we will prevail and deal with this challenge," she told reporters at the PKR headquaters here on Thursday.

Nurul Izzah insisted that the party "is looking to reorientate the focus of the election on the candidates who are battling it out against Barisan Nasional."

Asked if she knew what caused the six multi-corned fights involving DAP, Nurul Izzah said she chose not to focus on that and wanted to "move on" and lend support to the candidates.

She hoped the media would appreciate that the party was trying to focus on the election and both sides have their own issues to deal with.

Nurul also urged Sarawakians to vote for meaningful change.

On whether PKR would back down on their claims to the contentious seats, Nurul said statements to the effect had already been made by PKR leaders.

On Wednesday, PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali said that it was unfortunate that both parties failed to resolve the issue over seat allocation.

He said he had discussed the matter with DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng over the phone until late Sunday night while Nurul Izzah, also had a similar discussion with DAP national publicity secretary Tony Pua.

The seats contested by both DAP and PKR are Batu Kitang, Mulu, Murum, Simanggang, Ngemah and Mambong.