PETALING JAYA: Muda and Pakatan Harapan have yet to commence seat negotiations for the upcoming state elections, says Muda information chief Luqman Long.
Citing a PKR Facebook post quoting Selangor PH chief Amirudin Shari as saying “Muda will continue working with PH in the state elections”, Luqman said this was not true.
“To this day, there have been no form of negotiations between Muda and PH on any strategic partnership and the seats (Muda can) contest.
“The statement made by the Selangor menteri besar is clearly aimed at misleading voters and does not respect Muda.
“Anything related to Muda’s preparations for the state elections will only be announced by Muda, not PH,” he said in a statement.
The Facebook posting posted by PKR’s communications unit also quoted Amirudin as saying Muda would “represent” PH in the state polls while the number of seats contested will be decided by the coalition’s presidential council.
Relations between PKR and Muda have always been strained, with Muda president Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman recently drawing criticism for pushing for the controversial littoral combat ship project to be debated in the Dewan Rakyat.
PKR Youth had urged the government to reprimand Syed Saddiq for “misleading the public” on his motion on the LCS project, and called on PH to take the issue into consideration when deciding on Muda’s application to join the coalition.
Muda had applied to join PH in September last year, but the coalition has yet to decide on its application.
Muda and PH agreed on an electoral pact for the 15th general election in November.
In April, PKR leaders had slammed Muda for “pressuring” PH to decide on whether to accept its application to join the coalition.
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