IPOH— PKR will give up some of its seats to Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) and Amanah to contest in the coming general election.
PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali said it was a matter of principle that PKR give up its seats to reciprocate what members of the opposition coalition did for PKR in the past.
“When we first started out in 1999, we were given some seats to contest by DAP and PAS. Now it is our turn to accommodate the new members,” he said in reference to PPBM and Amanah.
Speaking to reporters after attending the Jelajah Peduli Rakyat at Ulu Chemor here today, Azmin added that negotiations for the seats are ongoing.
“Most seats had been resolved…there are only some that needed to be ironed out in the coming weeks,” he added, noting that the opposition front had completed 80 per cent of its seat negotiations.
On Pakatan Harapan’s chances in Perak, Azmin said Perakians had shown their courage in 2008 when they voted in the opposition.
“I believe it will be the same this coming election,” he added.
He said the people had seen the good that happened in Penang and Selangor after it was taken over by opposition parties.
“The people must have access to quality education and affordable housing,” he added.
Azmin also said Pakatan Harapan was ready for three-cornered fights.
“The machineries need to be ready for any eventualities,” he said.