Tainted electoral roll and deadlocks with PKR
It was reported in The Sun and Malaysiakini.
At the same time, NST interviewed me about our seats negotiation with PKR.
Since I am not authorised to speak in length about seats negotiation with PKR, I told the press that the party wish to finalise all overlapping seats in Selangor although the situation in Selangor is not as bad as the situation in Perak.
Details of the report are available here.
Deadlock over seats yet to be resolved
IPOH: The DAP is losing patience with Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) over the slow pace of negotiation on seat allocations.
Parliamentary opposition leader Lim Kit Siang said he was disappointed that there was little progress in talks for an electoral understanding between the two parties to avoid three-cornered fights.
"Leaders of both parties hoped that the Penang agreement would act as a catalyst for a speedy conclusion of seat negotiations in other states.
"By now, all parties should be making their final plans for the battle and not be bogged down by seat allocations," he said after attending the Thaipusam celebrations at the Sri Subramaniar Temple at Gunung Cheroh here yesterday.
DAP and PKR had reached an understanding on the allocation of parliamentary and state seats in Penang on Jan 7.
Lim, who is also Ipoh Timur MP, said that initially an understanding was reached for all the Perak seats but now PKR could not agree on the allocation of the parliamentary seats.
In Petaling Jaya, the Selangor parliamentary and state seat negotiations between DAP and PKR have also been rocky with overlapping claims.
"But it is not as bad as the situation in Perak," said Selangor DAP secretary Lau Weng San, who hoped to conclude the negotiation by the end of this month.
He also revealed that negotiations for seven Selangor seats, both parliamentary and state seats, had been in a deadlock with PKR, but declined to elaborate.
It is learnt that DAP is already eyeing five parliamentary seats and 19 state seats.
Lau said the party would put their efforts in three main areas -- Klang, Serdang and greater Petaling Jaya which includes the PJ Utara, PJ Selatan, Subang Jaya and Bukit Lanjan.
"For the state, we will field more Indians, women, professionals and young people, making up 30 per cent of the party line-up," he said.