KOTA BHARU: The distribution of seats between Pakatan Harapan and Barisan Nasional for the impending elections in six states has reached 80%, says Umno secretary-general Datuk Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki (pic).
He said the remaining 20% still need details before they can be finalised.
"We already have an understanding for 80%, there is only 20% that need details and we see no major problems in the negotiations, the atmosphere is quite positive. That's all I can say for now, we'll wait for the rest when we finalise them,” he told reporters after the Makan Colek (supper) with Kelantan Media on Friday (April 14) night.
Meanwhile, he said Umno sees the state elections in Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Kedah, Penang, Terengganu and Kelantan this year as the first litmus test of cooperation and understanding for Barisan and Pakatan at the federal level through the unity government.
He said being realistic is important and the state elections will serve as the first stage not only to test but to see things that can be improved.
"The most important thing is that the existing government needs to be stable in terms of economy and social development. Due to political bickering for more than four years, Malaysia is lagging behind compared with neighbouring countries,” he said. - Bernama