Only one seat left undecided, says Penang Pakatan chair

Penang DAP chairman Chow Kon Yeow says the party is in the midst of selecting candidates for the state polls. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, July 7, 2023.

PENANG Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman Chow Kon Yeow says there is no issue arising out of seat distribution talks between Barisan Nasional (BN) and PH for the state elections to be held on August 12.

“We have held several meetings to discuss the allocation of seats. Until two weeks ago, only one seat had not been decided, but I am confident this too will be resolved by the central leadership of both parties.

“We will know the outcome soon, negotiations are at the final stage,” he said.

Chow, who is also Penang caretaker chief minister, said in principle DAP would contest the 19 seats held by its incumbents.

He said the party was now in the stage of selecting its candidates and had so far interviewed 30 potential candidates.

“In addition to the list of incumbents, we have interviewed a total of 30 people as potential candidates,” he said, adding that the party would not be featuring anyone as its ‘poster boy’ for the state elections.

The Election Commission (EC) has announced that state elections in Penang, Kedah, Selangor, Negri Sembilan, Kelantan and Terengganu will be held simultaneously on August 12.

The Penang legislative assembly, which has 40 seats, was dissolved on June 28 to make way for the polls. – Bernama, July 7, 2023.

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