SHAH ALAM: Pakatan Harapan (PH) Selangor held a meeting again yesterday to re-negotiate the allocation of state seats to be contested by the opposition parties in the 14th General Election (GE14).
The opposition pact last week finalised allocation for 36 out of the 56 state assembly seats to be contested by the pact’s members comprising DAP, PKR, Parti Amanah Negara (PAN), Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM).
PPBM Information Chief, Sallehuddin Amiruddin, said the re-negotiation of the state seats was held following protests by PPBM and PAN.
"I can confirm there is a re-negotiation ... PPBM is confident it will be resolved in good standing," he told reporters here today.
Sallehuddin said the next seat allocation discussions will only take place after the Chinese New Year public holidays.
"The date of the negotiations has not been fixed," he said.
He adds that Selangor PH chairman Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali), had informed that seat negotiations will continue until Parliament is dissolved.
BH Online previously reported that the special Selangor PH meeting on the state seat allocation for GE14 had failed to reach a consensus.
According to sources, based on initial discussions , PKR would contest 19 state seats, DAP (18), PPBM (10), and PAN (nine).
Selangor PPBM had also rejected a statement by PH Selangor secretary Zuraida Kamarudin, that the meeting on seat allocation had completed the distribution of 36 state seats in the state.
PPBM also criticised PKR's stand and DAP’s refusal to negotiate on the three parties overlapping seats involving 12 Barisan Nasional (BN) state seats they are seeking to contest in.
In the 13th General Election (GE13) BN won 12 seats - Sungai Burong, Jeram, Kuang, Semenyih, Permatang, Bukit Malawati, Sungai Air Tawar, Sungai Panjang, Hulu Bernam, Batang Kali, Kota Damansara and Dengkil.
Meanwhile, PAN is adamant that it wants to contest seats won by Pas in the GE13. The seats are
Taman Templer, Lembah Jaya, Paya Jaras, Chempaka, Meru, Dusun Tua, Tanjung Sepat, Sabak, Gombak Setia, Bangi, Seri Serdang, Selat Klang, Sijangkang, Morib and Hulu Klang.
However Hulu Klang state assembklman, Saari Sungib and his Morib counterpart, Hasnul Baharuddin had since left Pas to join PAN.
The current state assembly breakdown sees, DAP holding 14 seats, PKR (13), PAS (13), BN (12), PAN (2) and independents (2).
The two independents are Pelabuhan Klang state assemblyman, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim and Teluk Datuk state assemblyman, Loh Chee Heng.