KOTA BARU, Jan 29, 2016:
PKR has had discussions with PAS over Sarawak’s upcoming state elections and both might have reached a consensus.
PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said the matter also had to be discussed with Pakatan Harapan (PH) because of their “one on one” principle for the next election.
“We have to know the reality of the last general election when PAS contested in six seats. We had discussed the position of those seats which were mutually agreed upon,” he said after the central leadership committee meeting, here.
He said all conflicts needed to be resolved as early as possible because preparations were needed in view of Sarawak being a large state.
However, added Mohamed Azmin, as with the last general election, discussions would take time but it was believed that with the wisdom of all political parties, it could be resolved in the near future.
“We have had several discussions but no decision was finalised and we will inform when the time is right,” he said.
Mohamed Azmin is expected to go to Sarawak tomorrow with PKR president Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
Meanwhile, he also asserted that the party was involved in a special meeting on Oct 11 last year when the president and central committee members took the opportunity to strengthen relationships within PH.
At the same time, it was also decided that the party would maintain political cooperation with PAS at all levels.
He said with this explanation, it could give space for PKR to strengthen relations with political parties holding on to the agenda of “reformasi” to bring about change in the country’s administration.
“I believe members in Kelantan want to know the party’s stand on cooperation forged in PH and PR. I want to assert here that we want to strengthen the relationship with the parties in PH, namely DAP and Amanah,” he said.