14 APRIL 2013
I am concerned by the statement by the President of PAS Dato’ Seri Hj Hadi Awang that the seats Kota Samarahan and Julau will be contested by PAS as I was informed this morning by our Deputy President Azmin Ali that these are among the seats for which negotiations have not been finalised. Therefore, what was announced is not the consensus between our national leaders and PAS.
Our national leaders had confirmed and reassured us that they would respect the sentiment and wishes of the people on the ground in all areas. In Kota Samarahan and Julau, our potential candidates have been working consistently and diligently for at least a year, and they have their structures and election machinery set up and ready. As far as I am aware, this is not the case with the PAS candidates announced by Hj Hadi Awang.
The seat negotiations will be finalised within the next few days. I call for all our members and supporters to remain calm and focused on our aim, which is to bring about a change in government.