THE unity government national convention on May 14 at the World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur can bolster the compatibility of party leaders, not least provide them with the opportunity to get together, Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said.
“Even though the unity government secretariat has held two meetings, the convention will involve the leadership of various parties from branch, division, state and national levels.
“It will create goodwill at all levels. We have to create good chemistry between leaders and this will filter down to the grassroots,” he told reporters after attending the Majlis Sentuhan Ramadan at Masjid Jamek Al-Islah Pokok Tampang, Tasek Gelugor, today.
He would not be drawn on seat allocations for the upcoming state elections.
“Still too early for us to give any indications. What is important is that it is based on winnability. It is not about contesting to get certain number but more importantly it is about winning,” he said.
In Penang, he said, this will be decided by Penang Pakatan Harapan chairman Chow Kon Yeow and Penang Umno liaison chief Musa Sheikh Fadzir to discuss.
Zahid, the Umno president, said the unity government at national level only touches on policy matters. – Bernama, March 26, 2023.