PAS eyes Wan Azizah's Permatang Pauh seat for GE14

Modified 9 Dec 2016, 3:54 pm

PAS is eyeing to contest in PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail's seat of Permatang Pauh, as well as the three state seats under the parliamentary constituency, according to a Sinar Harian report.

"We have a right to place candidates in all three state seats as well as the parliamentary seat as we no longer have relations with Pakatan Harapan in Penang," Permatang Pauh PAS information chief Jamsari Samad is quoted as saying.

Jamsari said the seats initially belonged to PAS but the party later made way for PKR.

PAS had contested against Anwar Ibrahim, who at that time represented BN, in Permatang Pauh since 1982.

However, PAS made way for PKR's Wan Azizah to contest the seat in 1990 following her husband's expulsion from BN.

The three state seats within Permatang Pauh are Seberang Jaya (PKR), Permatang Pasir (PAS) and Penanti (PKR).

Jamsari’s comment came in retaliation to PKR ally Parti Amanah Negara, which said it planned to contest in the state seat of Permatang Pasir.

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