Saturday, September 19

PKR regards SAPP as spoiler in Batu Sapi by-election

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SANDAKAN: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has described Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) as spoiler in the upcoming Batu Sapi by-election for  contesting.

She said the voters should therefore choose PKR which was representing Pakatan Rakyat, the real opposition, in facing the Barisan Nasional (BN) in the by-election.

“In any election, it’s always not easy for us to compete against the might of BN but we won in Sibu,” she said after the nomination of candidates for the Batu Sapi by-election, here, yesterday.

PAS secretary-general Datuk Mustafa Ali, meanwhile, said it could not be ascertained yet whether SAPP would dent Pakatan Rakyat’s chances in Batu Sapi. However, he said, PAS’ election machinery was ready to ensure victory for the opposition pact’s candidate.

DAP national deputy chairman Dr Tan Seng Giaw hoped the voters would give the chance for the PKR candidate to represent them and voice their problems in parliament. — Bernama