“PH-BN cooperation for Selangor state polls to be decided by month’s end”

THE form of cooperation between Pakatan Harapan (PH) and Barisan Nasional (BN) for the Selangor state polls is expected to be decided latest by the end of this month, said Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari.

According to Bernama, Amirudin, who is also the Selangor PH chairman, said he had met several parties in BN informally to discuss the matter.

“Soon within this week or early next week, I will announce something. Today I will highlight in the exco meeting and make certain decisions. It is very positive discussion and I hope it will represent the sentiment in federal government,” he was reported as saying by the news agency.

“Hopefully at latest by this month, we have already determined what type of collaboration and after that, in February onwards we will be preparing for the state election.”

Amirudin also said a mandate has been obtained from PKR to start discussions regarding the collaboration and it will be decided among the PH coalition parties.

“Basically, I know there is no opposition, we just have to look at the formula. I have not meet (BN members) formally, we meet informally at events and ceremonies and the date and time need to be fixed,” he remarked.

On Nov 30, Amirudin said PH is ready to form a political alliance with BN, adding that if there is an understanding with BN it is because PH wants to maintain the relationship that they have at the federal level.

“If there is room for discussion, we will discuss. As the Selangor PH chairman, I hope we can retain Selangor,” he said.

However, Amirudin noted that Selangor PH was also ready to contest on its own if cooperation with BN failed to materialise.

“If we have to go at it alone, we will. If we can get cooperation from others, maybe they can help us win a few more seats. We are open to discussions.” – Jan 11, 2023


Main photo credit: Bernama

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