IT seems like the opposition FRONT (that’s what it is – a mere front) Pakatan Harapan cannot get its stories straight.
You see Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) state chief Baru Bian had announced at a press conference today, in front of his Malaya bosses PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, that only 20% of the 82 state seats have yet to be resolved between his party and the Democratic Action Party as well as Parti Amanah Negara.
Now bear with me: 20% of 82 = 16.4.
Baru also claimed that Pakatan Harapan had agreed not to reveal what seats were in dispute: “We had agreed not to reveal these seats (with overlapping claims).”
Interestingly, DAP Sarawak secretary Alan Ling was not quite as coy when interviewed by the media.
“I can say (the ones that are) mainly resolved are those incumbent seats; the rest is (sic) up for grabs. We are aiming to settle it some time in the middle of February,” said Ling.
The rest are up for grabs huh?
Well during the 2011 State Election, PKR won three out of 49 seats contested, while the DAP won 12 seats out of 15 seats contested.
Hmm, based on what Ling had to say, the maths on the seats resolved between the opposition FRONT is quite different from the picture Baru painted don’t you think?
3 + 12 = 15
As I mentioned earlier, a total of 82 seats will be contested this year.
82 – 15 = 67 seats still up for grabs!
67 out of 82 is actually nearly 82% still in dispute.
So Baru says 80% seats resolved, but Ling says 82% of seats still up for grabs???
Now who is telling the truth?
The DAP state secretary or the PKR state chief?
Which YB is Yang Berbohong?
The Free Malaysia Today story:
PKR, DAP sort out tussle over Sarawak seats
KUCHING: Opposition parties PKR and the DAP have decided on most of the seats they will contest at the next state elections, according to Sarawak PKR chief Baru Bian.
He said the two parties had met on Tuesday to negotiate on seat allocations, according to Malaysiakini.
The negotiations are about ensuring a united front against the ruling Barisan Nasional. About 20 per cent of the seats remain to be negotiated.
Two of those seats are Senadin, which is in the Miri parliamentary seat, and the new Batu Kitang seat in Stampin.
The negotiations will continue after Chinese New Year, said Sarawak DAP secretary Alan Ling, the report said.
“I can say (the ones that are) mainly resolved are those incumbent seats; the rest is up for grabs. We are aiming to settle it some time in the middle of February,” he was quoted as saying. Ling is the assemblyman for Piasau.
The number of seats in the state assembly has been increased from 71 to 82.
At the previous election in 2011, PKR won three of its 49 contests. There were contests between PKR and the local opposition Sarawak National Party in 25 state seats after they failed to negotiate a united front.
The DAP took 12 out of 15, almost all Chinese-majority urban seats, after resolving a deadlock with PKR over six seats. PAS lost all its five contests.