PKR is prepared to let Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) stand in a few of the seats it had contested before.
This was proof that it was willing to cooperate with the newly-formed party in the coming 14th General Election, he said
“We need to be rational. They (Bersatu) can take the seats they can win and we (PKR) will take seats we can win,” PKR Vice-President Tian Chua told FMT.
The Batu MP, however, did not give any details as to which seats PKR was willing to give up.
Yesterday, Bersatu pro-tem President Muhyiddin Yassin said the party was looking at several PKR and PAS seats for the coming GE14.
He said the party had identified suitable constituencies to contest in.
Meanwhile, PAS Research Centre Director Mohd Zuhdi Marzuki said the Islamist party would discuss division of seats for the GE14 with Ikatan, its ally in the Gagasan Sejahtera (Gagasan).
“Because PAS is now in Gagasan, the question of division of seats will have to be discussed within the bloc first and not with parties not in Gagasan.
“After it is discussed within Gagasan, only then will we discuss with PKR, whom we are still cooperating with. As for Bersatu, so far we do not have a pact with them.”
PAS had severed political ties with DAP last year and is refusing to work with PAS splinter party Amanah. Both DAP and Amanah are part of Pakatan Harapan, along with PKR.
Zuhdi was also of the opinion that a one-on-one fight was not the best formula for Malaysia’s political welfare.
“This formula would cast aside the small new parties which represent a certain segment of voters. In fact, this formula does not contribute to the effort of a thriving democracy.”