State polls: Only four seats still unresolved between Pakatan and BN, says Saifuddin

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 22 Jun 2023

PUTRAJAYA: Only two seats in Kedah and another two in Selangor have not been resolved by Pakatan Harapan and Barisan Nasional, says Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.

The Pakatan secretary-general said this would be discussed and decided by the Umno and PKR presidents when they meet soon.

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However, he declined to reveal which seats in Kedah and Selangor have not been firmed up.

“It is normal that during elections, there are seats where parties cannot come to an agreement but I do not see any issues in resolving this,” he said during a session with the media.

He said the good working relationship between Pakatan and Barisan had resulted in most election issues seeing quick resolutions.

Saifuddin pointed out that out of the four seats originally an issue in Kedah, two have been resolved and of the three in Selangor, only two remain unresolved for now.

Saifuddin said it was easy for the two coalitions to discuss, negotiate and work together.

“On a scale where one is the most difficult and 10 is the easiest, I would give it a 9.5,” he said.

Saifuddin was confident that Pakatan would continue to hold the state governments of Selangor, Negri Sembilan and Penang, even though Perikatan Nasional claims that it could take over the island state.

Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu, Penang, Selangor and Negri Sembilan will head to the polls soon.

The Kelantan state assembly was dissolved Thursday (June 22) while the dissolution of the Selangor assembly is set for Friday (June 23).

Kedah and Penang are to dissolve their assemblies on June 28 and Negri Sembilan on June 30.

Terengganu has yet to announce its dissolution date but its assembly will automatically dissolve on June 30.

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