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Sarawak Election: DAP-PKR Dispute An Advantage For BN

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IPOH: The dispute between DAP and PKR has given the Barisan Nasional (BN) a distinct advantage to win in the Sarawak state election scheduled for May 7, Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir said.

“This time around, the DAP and PKR has built another conflict wall between themselves and the conflict does not involve one, but many seats, in which they are fighting each other to field their respective candidates.

“This gives an advantage to the BN in Sarawak,” he told reporters after witnessing the signing of a memorandum of agreement between Sultan Azlan Shah Islamic University College (KUISAS) and London School of Business and Management here today.

The agreement was inked by KUISAS rector Tan Sri Prof Dr Nordin Kardi and London School of Business and Management director Robert Hartley.

Zambry, who is also Perak UMNO Liaison Committee chairman, said the two opposition parties seemed to have tried to appear as a credible alternative, but the dispute showed that they could not achieve the objective.

As such, the menteri besar said he was confident that BN would be able to win the election.

Yesterday, PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali expressed regret that the party would be contesting against its own ally, DAP, for six seats, including Batu Kitang, at the May 7 state election.

DAP secretary-general, Lim Guan Eng, on the other hand, stressed that PKR should have honoured their written agreement on seat allocation, which was inked by himself and Azmin on April 7.

— BERNAMA

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