Thursday, December 3

Azizan wants PKR-DAP tussle over seats resolved soon


ALOR SETAR: Kedah PAS hopes the problem of parliament and state assembly seats allocation between PKR and DAP can be settled soon before the 13th general election is announced.

Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak who is also Kedah PAS Commissioner said the problem involved one or two seats which were being fought over by both parties.

“It’s normal, everybody is facing problems. DAP is more focused on the seats  being held by PKR. Up to them to discuss. We, (Pas) as committee coordinator, hope it is settled amiably.

“If the DAP can convince our comrades in Pakatan Rakyat, we will consider putting their candidates in the seats they asked,” Azizan told reporters after launching the state-level National Language Month 2011 at Seri Mentaloon here, yesterday.

On candidates, Azizan said PAS did not require the candidate to be young or old as long as they had the criteria to win.

“PAS does not have a quota for young or old candidates but we look at the situation and the requirements of the people in the areas concerned before selecting a suitable candidate.

“If a 21-year-old candidate can win we let him be the candidate, regardless of his youth, because they have to fight too when there is a war. Our aim is to win,” he added.

Nevertheless, he said PAS would evaluate the candidates to be picked to ensure they were healthy, have high moral values and not controversial, adding that Pakatan Rakyat was in a comfortable position to win the 13th general election. — Bernama