Malaysia: Rift in Sabah opposition as DAP declare seats to contest – 24 Jun 2017

  • Parti Warisan Sabah says it hopes that all opposition parties in the state can focus on the common enemy and avoid declaring their claim to seats before negotiations on seat allocations for the next general election (GE14) can even take place.
  • Warisan Youth chief Mohd Azis Jamman told FMT the party was “caught off guard” by Sabah DAP secretary Chan Foong Hin’s recent announcement about wanting to contest the Tanjung Aru and Darau state seats and focus on four parliamentary areas namely Kota Kinabalu, Penampang, Putatan and Sepanggar.
  • FMT had recently reported Wong as saying that it was important for opposition parties to work together to find the most winnable candidates. He added that opinion polls could be held to determine which opposition party had the best chance of winning in a certain area.
  • Aziz said there was no rush to announce seats and candidates and that the focus now should be on communicating the need to reject Barisan Nasional (BN) at the polls. Aziz added he only hoped that DAP and all other opposition parties in the state would refrain from making announcements which could affect efforts to work together.

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