GE15: Perikatan to defend all its current seats, says Wan Saiful

PETALING JAYA: Perikatan Nasional will defend all its current seats as well as contest other "high potential to win" seats in the 15th General Election (GE15), says Datuk Wan Saiful Wan Jan.

The Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia information chief said the decision on the seat allocation would be announced by the coalition's chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

"We wait for the official announcement," Sinar Harian quoted Wan Saiful as saying to an online portal on Thursday (Oct 6).

According to the report, he said the preparation and coordination for GE15 were among the matters discussed in the Perikatan meeting which lasted from 3pm to 8pm.

"We also discussed the candidates and seats to be contested. A lot of the issues were settled during the meeting.

Perikatan currently has 46 seats.

Meanwhile, Muhyiddin was reported as saying the meeting had made a decision to activate all the coalition's machinery under the Perikatan banner during the election.

The former prime minister also indicated PAS would be with the coalition in facing GE15.

PAS deputy president Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man has also voiced his confidence that the party would be with Perikatan.

"I think there is no issue. Not only in the context of the election but overall involving the bigger picture.

"There can always be political alliances, and in politics, we should always have more friends than enemies," said Tuan Ibrahim.

PAS is set to make a decision on Saturday (Oct 8) if it would stay with Perikatan or join Umno in Muafakat Nasional.

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