MEETING…..Pakatan Rakyat Sabah leaders after the meeting. Sitting from left to right, Dr Edwin Bosi, Ag Liman Hj Ikin, Hj Mohd Aminuddin Aling, Jimmy Wong, Hj Ansari Abdullah and Dr Roland Chia. Standing from left to right are Mohd Hussein, Hj Hamzah Abdullah, Junz Wong, Fred Fung, Datuk Kong Hong Ming, Stephen Sandor, Chan Foong Hin and Jonathan Yassin.
SABAH Progressive Party (SAPP), through its Vice President Datuk Chua Soon Bui, has reached an understanding with Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) on the parliamentary and state seats they are going to contest in the impending general election.
Chua, who is Tawau Member of Parliament, yesterday said she held discussions with PKR leaders in Kuala Lumpur recently and they had agreed in principle on one-to-one fight with the Barisan Nasional in the 13th general election.
“We support them (PKR) by giving more parliamentary seats and they will reciprocate on the state seats,” she said.
Chua said that with the understanding, SAPP would retain the four state assembly seats and two parliamentary seats it is holding now.
“Our common goal is to change the government with the people’s interest at heart,” she said, adding that a one-to-one fight will make it easier for the people to choose who they want as government.
She said the opposition parties must realise that fighting among themselves will not help their cause, and a consensus must be reached.
Meanwhile, Pakatan Rakyat Sabah said that DAP, PAS and PKR had almost settled the seat allocation in Sabah for the 13th general election.
“There are a few overlapping seats. The list has been submitted to the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) national leaders for their attention,” said Pakatan Rakyat Sabah after its 10th meeting in Kota Kinabalu on Saturday.
The three election directors of DAP, PAS and PKR Sabah will be working together to prepare for the coming election.
The PR Secretariat Sabah also announced their full support for Bersih 3.0 that is expected to be launched in Kuala Lumpur on April 28.
In the meeting, DAP was represented by Jimmy Wong, Fred Fung, Dr Edwin Bosi, Chan Foong Hin and Junz Wong; PAS by Hj Mohd Aminuddin Aling, Ag Liman Hj Ikin, Mohamad Hussein and Hamzah Abdullah, and PKR by Hj Ansari Abdullah, Jonathan Yassin, Datuk Kong Hong Ming, Dr Roland Chia and Stephen Sandor. (theborneopost)