Sarawak Polls: PKR expects to contest 25 seats, says Anwar

KUCHING: PKR is expected to contest 25 seats in the Dec 18 Sarawak state election, says its president and Pakatan Harapan chairman Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Initially, PKR was set to contest 47 seats and DAP 26 according to a Pakatan agreement signed on Jan 2.

“Not much for us because of the agreement between DAP and Amanah … in a few seats with Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB), there may not be solutions.

“Most importantly, I think around 25 (seats), but it isn’t final. It’s better if we focus on these areas and give space to other parties,” he said after attending a party programme in Song on Friday (Dec 3).

Later at 2pm Friday, PKR is expected to announce the seats it is contesting in the Sarawak state election.

Anwar also dismissed rumours of turbulent relations between PKR and DAP.

“Most importantly, the PKR and DAP leadership believe that this cooperation should be strengthened and we must avoid clashes,” he said.

Nomination day for the Sarawak election is set for Monday (Dec 6).