Sarawak polls: PKR-DAP feud will give PAS an edge, says Hadi


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  • Saturday, 30 Apr 2016

KUALA TERENGGANU: The ongoing feud between Pakatan Harapan allies DAP and PKR may give PAS the upper hand, says Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang (pic).

The PAS president said that as a result of the squabble his party, which has not won in Sarawak before, is now confident of winning at least two state seats in the state election on May 7.

“Both the parties contesting in the same constituency may give PAS the benefit. It will be more positive for us.

“We are confident of winning at least two seats and maybe more in other constituencies, such as in the place where a former DAP man is now contesting as an independent against DAP,” he told reporters after a charity dinner on Friday night.

Abdul Hadi added that people in Sarawak had also begun to accept PAS.

“The acceptance from all was good since nomination day. It was not only the Muslims but also the non-Muslims.

“PAS also has woman and non-Muslim candidates in the 11 seats it is contesting. This is enough to send a message in Sarawak.

PKR and DAP will face off in six state seats after failing to come to an agreement on seat allocations.

PAS will contest in 11 seats in the state election.

In Lambir, the party will be in a three-cornered fight against PKR and Barisan Nasional.

In Samalaju, PAS will contest against DAP and Barisan, while in Samariang, the contest will be between PAS, Barisan and PAS splinter party, Party Amanah Negara (Amanah).

In Pujut, the contest will be between PAS, DAP, Barisan and an independent while in Muara Tuang it is between PAS, Barisan and Amanah.

Sadong Jaya will see PAS taking on Barisan, Amanah and an independent, while in Pantai Damai, the party will contest against Barisan.

In Sebuyau and Beting Maro, the fights will be between PAS, Barisan and Amanah.

Kakus will see a three-cornered fight between PAS, PKR and Barisan, while in Jepak, a four-way fight between PAS, PKR, Barisan and an independent is expected.
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