PERIKATAN Nasional (PN) is considered weak, without any extraordinary strength to show in its claims that it can defeat Pakatan Harapan (PH) in Negri Sembilan in the upcoming state polls.
Ampangan state legislative assembly member Datuk Dr Mohamad Rafie Ab Malek said the opposition bloc did not have strength as seen with the results of the 15th General Election (GE15).“If we look at the results of the last general election, it does not mean that they (PN) have the strength to defeat PH. In the context of Negri Sembilan, it does not show any extraordinary strength from their party. “We don’t see that (power),” Harapan Daily reported him as saying..
To recall, PN failed to win a single parliamentary seat in Negri Sembilan in the 2022 general election.Mohamad Rafie also said the political situation in the state should not be taken lightly, but a combination of the PH and Barisan Nasional (BN) could have an impact. Negri Sembilan MB Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun was reported to have said that Negri Sembilan will dissolve the state legislative assembly (DUN) on June 1 to pave the way for the organisation of state elections (PRN).
Meanwhile, MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said the negotiations between the parties in the unity government took place on March 19. “We have already discussed the distribution of seats, and it will be finalised in mid-April. The negotiation process is currently ongoing until April. In any case, we wait until the negotiations are finished because it not only involves the BN coalition, but at the moment, it is more complex because it involves a large coalition. “We have BN, then we have PH and we have to have a good discussion to show that we are indeed a unity government,” Berita Harian reported the Ayer Hitam MP as saying. However, PN said it has finalised the distribution of seats for the state level, involving Bersatu and Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia (Gerakan). — March 26, 2023