BUTTERWORTH, Feb 5 2018 : The Pakatan Harapan pact has not finalised the distribution of the state seats in Penang for the 14th general election.
Its chairman, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, said: “We admit there will be problems in the seat distribution. There is bound to be disappointment when the desired seat is given to another party.”
Addressing a Pakatan Harapan convention at the SP Arena here last night, he reminded Pakatan Harapan component party members to abide by the decision of the party leaders on the distribution of seats.
DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, Parti Amanah Negara president Mohamad Sabu and PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail were among the leaders present at the convention.
Dr Mahathir, who is also chairman of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM), advised Pakatan Harapan component party members to set aside party interests for the more important goal of gaining victory for the pact.
The Penang legislative assembly has 40 seats, of which 29 are held by Pakatan Harapan – 19 by DAP and 10 by PKR. UMNO has 10 seats and PAS, one.
Dr Mahathir said the pact had reached agreement on the distribution of parliamentary seats in Penang.
The Pakatan Harapan convention in Negeri Sembilan last month erupted into chaos after about 40 PPBM members protested following dissatisfaction over the distribution of seats. – Bernama